Research Fellow, School of Banking and Finance

Sydney, Australia
19 Sep 2019
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17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 16,500 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs.

The School of Banking & Finance

The School of Banking and Finance is internationally renowned for its innovative research in several published rankings. It is seen by many as the top finance research institution in Australia and one of the premier Schools in the Asian Pacific region. The School of Banking and Finance is also known for its high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

About the role

  • $107,210 + 9.5% Superannuation
  • 12 month fixed-term position
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Fellow will work with Chief Investigator Associate Professor Li Yang on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Research Grant, entitled Investment Irreversibility, Policy Uncertainty, and Hedging Strategies. The Research Fellow will undertake high quality collaborative and self-directed research on projects in the area of hedging activity, with an Australian emphasis.

The role of Research Fellow reports to the Chief Investigator and has nil direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Developing, assessing and applying original research concepts for the research aims of the project.
  • Participating directly in study design, programming, and implementation.
  • Producing working papers reporting the research findings from the projects, with the aim of publishing in leading international academic journals.
  • Preparing reports and presentations to national and international conferences.
  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with national and international researchers on the project and the broader research community.
  • Assisting with the supervision of research students and research assistants involved in the project, as required.

About the successful applicant;

  • You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in Finance or a related discipline.
  • A strong proven research and publication record.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the field of uncertainty and its economic impact with a focus on hedging activities. Experience in uncertainty measurement and expertise in empirical work on uncertainty and hedging will be highly regarded.
  • Well-developed analytic skills working with financial data and ability to interpret statistical outputs, preferably using software packages such as SAS and Matlab. Experience with advanced numerical techniques and the construction of large-scaled, linked financial data will be highly regarded.
  • Proven ability to produce written work to the standard required for international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, with staff and students at all levels in a research environment. Experience in supervising research support staff to collect data from financial reports will be highly regarded.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online, applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hayley Randall

Talent Acquisition Consultant

T: 02 9385 0962

Applications close: 11:30 pm, Thursday 17th October 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.