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Research Assistant in Corporate Risk and Resilience (Fixed Term)

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 with a background in corporate finance to join our team of risk researchers within the Centre for Risk Studies based in central Cambridge: a multidisciplinary research centre of excellence for the study of the management of economic and societal risks. The Centre's focus is in the analysis, assessment, and mitigation of global risk for the advancement of political, business and individual decision makers.

Project Pandora is a multidisciplinary research project to develop a risk analysis framework, which estimates global macroeconomic, insurance and investment portfolio impacts from various natural and man-made catastrophes across different industry sectors. A primary output of the project is the Cambridge Global Risk Index that ranks a set of the world's most important cities according to their overall risk from 22 different threats. The framework is being developed as a risk management and decision-making tool for corporates and financial institutions. This role is initially to support a line of research within Project Pandora that extends resilience research beyond the scope of social and economic resilience to include corporate resilience, such as evaluating the impact of catastrophes on a company's stock price or earnings and exploring different risk mitigation strategies such as insurance and supply chain reconfiguration.

You should be educated to postgraduate level with a background in corporate finance, and ideally will be experienced in fields such as risk analysis and balance sheet shock. You will be driven and committed, demonstrating initiative and self-motivation. Strong writing skills are critical for this role including ability to communicate technical detail to a broad audience. Previous project management experience will be an asset. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition you will continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development.

This is a fixed term appointment for one year in the first instance.

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