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QCGBF Research Assistant

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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The purpose of this role is to support the research aims of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance.  

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research projects closely linked to the centre that lead to publications in leading international journals.

About Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance

The Qatar Centre in Global Banking and Finance (QCGBF) is a research centre dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policymaking, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation.

About the Faculty  

King’s Business School is the ninth and newest faculty at King’s College London, emerging out of the renowned School of Management & Business to become a separate King’s faculty on 1 August 2017. King’s Business School is a research-intensive Business School which combines the agility of a start-up with the benefit of being part of a world-leading, multi-faculty institution.

King’s Business School currently comprises a growing body of 100 academic staff and 40 professional services staff led by the Dean, Professor Stephen Bach. King’s Business School will be mission led and connect with business, start-ups, social enterprise and with a clear ambition to make the world a better place. Professor Bach is currently working with key stakeholders to sharpen the vision for the new Business School, and to establish a distinctive and compelling approach that reflects the challenges facing business and government in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until September 2024 

This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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