Research Assistant/Associate in Theoretical Finance (Fixed Term) - Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance

University of Cambridge
October 01, 2024
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Research Assistant/Associate in Theoretical Finance (Fixed Term) -

Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance

Cambridge Judge Business School leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant/Associate to work at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) based in Central Cambridge at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. CERF was founded in 2001 as an independent endowment in the University of Cambridge. The formal objective of CERF is to promote research within the University into all aspects of finance, financial institutions and financial markets, and their relationship with economic behaviour and performance.

You will be expected to conduct research in theoretical finance, in areas such as corporate finance, asset pricing, banking, market microstructure, behavioural or mathematical finance. This will include developing research objectives and proposals, conducting individual and collaborative research projects, presenting your research to members of the Cambridge Finance research community and publishing your research in journals of the highest international standard. In addition, you will liaise with colleagues across the Cambridge Finance community, attend weekly CERF meetings and regular seminars and build a network of contacts.

You should have a PhD in finance, or closely relevant field, and should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and publications in refereed academic journals. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition, you should be an enthusiastic team member who is driven and committed.

Please submit your online application form along with a cover letter, your CV, a statement covering your research and teaching expertise, a job market paper, and the names and contact details of two references.

Salary is competitive, at a starting salary to be confirmed on offer of appointment. Salary scale is Grade 5 before PhD is awarded and Grade 7 after your PhD award. There is additional research funding of up to £10,000 over the 2- year term. Cases for higher salary may be submitted for exceptional candidates where there is a proof of offer (s) from other employers. Subsidised accommodation and other benefits are available.

Interviews are planned for 28 February 2024.

Fixed-term: This is a fixed term appointment for two years in the first instance. The starting date is negotiable but should be no later than 1 October 2024.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal queries may be directed to the HR team at [email protected] or the CERF team at [email protected].

Please quote reference NS39695 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    6 December 2023

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    8 February 2024

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