University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics (Department of Economics and Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery)

Grade 7: £36,024-£44,263 per annum (with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum)

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Fixed term for 36 months, with the possibility of 24 months extension (externally funded with the possibility of extension based on funding).

This is an exciting postdoctoral opportunity to be part of an ambitious research and engagement programme on one of the most high-profile environmental issues. The postdoctoral position is 100% research. The successful post-holder will demonstrate a strong track record in environmental economics.

Providing sufficient financial resources and prioritisation is among the greatest challenges facing nature recovery.

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics, you will be working with a team of multidisciplinary researchers to conceptualise, develop and understand economic mechanisms and institutions that can limit biodiversity loss and promote nature recovery.

In addition to this work, you will have an opportunity to work on:

a) designing markets and contracts can support nature recovery.

b) designing and piloting technologies and tools that are able to reduce information asymmetries between providers of capital-seeking investment opportunities and nature recovery projects and programmes

c) developing approaches for assessing how to optimise the use of public and philanthropic funding to leverage private funding and finance into nature recovery

Reporting to Alexander Teytelboym, one of the Co-Investigators in the Leverhulme Centre, the post holder is an emerging leader in their field and brings to the post demonstrable research and teaching skills and expertise in environmental market design.

We welcome applications from individuals who have successfully secured a tenure-track position and express a desire to fulfill the role for a period of 1-2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on 05 April 2024.

It is expected that interviews will be held virtually during April 2024.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 172075 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :

Job details


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 05, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Business and Economics

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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