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


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 of Cambridge 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 and will 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.

The salary will be in the range of £31,604-£38,833 for a Research Associate (Grade 7). Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5) employed on a salary of £28,936 per annum. Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate (Grade 7).

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 2018.

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.

Further information about Cambridge Judge Business School is available from the website: http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/home/

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2018.

Please quote reference NS14396 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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