Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics

20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time | Contract
  • Manager
  • PhD | Masters
  • Singapore | Closing On 17 Jan 2022

3-year contract

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • This position is for Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI)
  • Lead and oversee progress of research activities in the Institute’s emerging areas and any other identified areas
  • Produce high quality publications
  • Actively participate in grant/funding applications and delivery
  • Ideate and conduct training activities
  • Guide and mentor any junior team members or Fellows with less experience in related research
  • Assist the Director in managing the research roadmap and developments


  • PhD degree or postgraduate degree in Finance, Economics or closely related areas
  • Good regional/international network with academia/industry
  • A strong knowledge and research background in the areas of Financial Economics, Finance or Economics
  • Extensive academic and/or practical experience and expertise in related areas
  • Knowledge in and ability to handle large databases
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Track record of top tier academic/applied research in finance, economics or closely related areas
  • Ability to work individually and as a team, and to mentor researchers with less experience

Applicants who meet all the criteria should submit an application with the following materials: (1) cover letter (2) CV (3) job market paper (4) two letters of reference

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