Research Associate, Initiative on Household Finance and Decision-Making

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£40,858 – £48,340 plus benefits
Mar 15, 2021
May 14, 2021
Government & Institutions
Finance Officer, Researcher
Contract Type

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College Business School offers a diverse and vibrant environment in which to work.  Located in the heart of South Kensington in our impressive Foster-designed building, the School delivers world-class business education and research.

Reporting to the Professor Tarun Ramadorai, this is an exciting opportunity to join a professional, busy and expanding department

Duties and responsibilities

A deep academic understanding of household beliefs, preferences, and constraints, and the drivers of household decision-making in financial and other markets has been limited, in part because of historical constraints on data and computing availability.

The aspiration is to establish a knowledge base on the underlying factors affecting household decisions in financial and other relevant markets such as housing. This knowledge base can feed into better designed micro-and macro-economic policy, advice and advocacy at the household level, and private sector product innovation that benefits households. You will contribute to several research projects, which require the use of a variety of financial and economic analysis approaches and skills.


Essential requirements

  • Hold PhD or near completion of one in Economics or Finance

  • Theoretical and statistical / econometric analyses in research projects

  • Communication and dissemination of academic research to a variety of audiences

  • Teaching experience


Further information

This full-time post will commence in July/August 2021 for a fixed term of 24 months (with possible extension for up to a further 12 months).

Imperial College offers a wide range of benefits as well as a unique opportunity to work with friendly and dedicated people.  We also offer you our commitment to training and development and a generous leave provision.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: The Brevan Howard Centre, on  


About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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