Postdoc Position in Risk Management

University Of Cambridge is offering postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is September 16, 2018.

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate for its Managing Extreme Technological Risk research programme, continuing the work of the sub-project ‘Horizon-Scanning and Foresight for Extreme Technological Risk’. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in a cutting-edge research programme with strong prospects for future expansion.

The Research Associate will lead at least one horizon-scanning process on extreme risk, building on previous horizon-scanning work at CSER, and lead further development and utilisation of CSER’s web-based register of extreme technological risk ( They will investigate the utility of a range of horizon-scanning and foresight techniques and methodologies for early detection of extreme technological risks, and, where appropriate, how these might be matched with risk mitigation options.

Supported by CSER’s research team and senior advisers, the Research Associate will produce independent and collaborative research outputs targeted at academic, government, industry and other audiences.
- A PhD in a relevant field or research experience in a relevant area commensurate with the requirements of the role.
- Expertise relevant to the sub-project, including familiarity with horizon-scanning and/or foresight methodologies and techniques.
- Evidence of ability to work in collaborative environments and to engage with diverse communities of experts – including academics across disciplines, industry partners and policy makers.
- Evidence of a serious interest in the research foci of the Centre.

Fixed-term: Funding for this post is available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2018. Interviews will be on the 27 September 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference VM16443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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