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Research Assistant/Associate in Empirical Finance (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/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 empirical finance research in areas such as corporate finance, asset pricing, banking, market microstructure, asset management, behavioural or alternative 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.

Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, salary range: £26,243-£30,395). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate (Grade 7, salary range: £32,236-£39,609).

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 2019.

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 31 January 2019. Interviews are planned for 18 or 19 February 2019.

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

Please quote reference NS17699 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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