Research Fellow (Experimental Economics Lab Manager)
City Site

Job reference: 009304

Location: City Site

Closing date: 30/09/2021

Salary : Grade H (£34,304 - £38,587 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Academic Schools

School/Section : Nottingham Business School

​​​​​​​We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

We wish to recruit a Research Fellow to work as an experimental economics laboratory manager, conducting research and providing support to the new laboratory at Nottingham Business School. The main tasks will be to support the research team, conducting laboratory and field experiments. Among these tasks are:

•        Consultation with researchers on experimental method,

•        Maintenance of technical laboratory infrastructure,

•        Development of procedures and rules for laboratory use,

•        Support of ethics approval processes,

•        Building and administration of online recruitment system, and recruitment of participants,

•        Organizational support for running experiments,

•        Programming of laboratory administration applications,

•        Administrative support for the director of the behavioural science group,

•        Active involvement with stakeholders and team members

•        Training of team members in software and procedures

•        Data management

•        Statistical data analysis

We are looking for research expertise in experimental and behavioural economics, ideally a strong background in experimental research and quantitative methods. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and preferably some postdoctoral experience. As a Research Fellow you will work on all aspects of research and the editorial process involved in data collection, writing and publishing. The post is intellectually demanding and stimulating with excellent prospects for both publication and impact. A broad understanding of social sciences, excellent literary skills, the ability to appreciate and engage in new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of research impacts are essential.

Please contact Professor Thorsten Chmura ( if you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date – 30th September 2021

Interview date – To be confirmed

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

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Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.


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