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Janeway Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Research Assistant/Research Associate) (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Janeway Institute at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available for candidates who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2022. The Fellowship is for a period of 3 years.

The Fellowship will be based at the Janeway Institute. The Janeway Institute was created to develop new fundamental ideas, methods and research which push the frontier of economics.

We welcome applications from researchers working on areas related to the following theme of the institute:

Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets (including high dimensional econometrics; high-frequency trading and market-microstructure; big data).

The theme is concerned with the application of economic theory and econometric methodology to financial data.

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Successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop their own research ideas and indicate how they can contribute to the Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets research group in Cambridge. It is expected that successful candidates' work will be at the cutting edge of the research frontier with a view to future publications in world leading journals.

Successful candidates who have not yet received their PhD by September 2022 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £27,116 to £31,406 per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £33,309 to £40,927 per annum. Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.

Applications should consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • expression of interest cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to the Janeway Institute in light of your research interests;

  • job market paper;

  • supplementary material containing other available research papers.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Faculty.

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Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Marion Reusch, Janeway Institute Administrator,

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference JH28732 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.

Further information

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