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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £39,347 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 04 August 2024
Interview Date:  Friday 16 August 2024
Reference:  0329-24
Release Date:  Monday 08 July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. 

You will collate, manage, and examine data to create and contribute knowledge at the intersection of economics and geography on the relationship between cities, urban economies, and gambling harms under the supervision of Dr Tasos Kitsos. You will write outputs aimed at audiences of varying expertise and utilise local, national and international links to represent the interests of the research project “Bad neighbours: the link between gambling venues and gambling harms”, funded by the Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling.

You will hold (or be near completion for) a PhD in Economics, Quantitative Human Geography, or a related subject. You will have experience of handling large, individual-level datasets. You will be comfortable using advanced econometric techniques and packages (e.g. Stata, R) and have a keen interest in exploring policy related questions related to gambling harms and their spatial footprint. 

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here

For informal discussions relating to this post contact Dr Tasos Kitsos; email:

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