Research Scientist, UCD College of Business

Sep 25, 2020
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Oct 25, 2020
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012672 Research Scientist, UCD College of Business, 31st August 2022 (with a possibility an extension)

University College Dublin (UCD) has openings for Research Scientist positions for a programme of research in Financial Econometrics or Empirical Finance. The candidate(s) will work in the Financial Mathematics Computation Cluster (FMC2). The FMC Cluster is a collaboration between Industry, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU) and Maynooth University.

The successful candidates will work under the direction of Professor John Cotter and Associate Professor Thomas Conlon. Applicants have completed or in the final stages of completion doctoral degrees in Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, Computer Science or related disciplines.

The Valuation AND Risk (VAR) project is a research collaboration funded by Industry and Science Foundation Ireland. VAR is part of Science Foundation Ireland's Strategic Partnership programme. The VAR partnership will address critical research questions on asset valuation and risk. The goal of VAR is to build financial research capacity with Ireland and compete globally. We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for our researchers. The Post-Doctoral scholarships offer an attractive package including a competitive salary and support for research activities (travel grant, technology grant, access to a wide array of research databases etc.). While working in the VAR project you will be able to meet, share and collaborate with world-leading academics. The Scientific Advisory Board of VAR project includes: Prof Maureen O'Hara (Cornell), Prof Michael Brennan (UCLA), Prof John McConnell (Purdue), Prof Matthew Spiegel (Yale), Prof Rene Stulz (Ohio State), Prof Douglas Breeden (Duke) Prof Hassan Tehranian (Boston College) and Josef Zechner (WU Vienna University).

Salary range: €35,000 to €70,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4 November 2020

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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