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Research Scientist, School of Business

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£38,845.91 - £60,426.97 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

24 months

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Scientist x2 within UCD School of Business.

The successful candidates will work under the direction of Professor John Cotter. Applicants should have a background in Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, Computer Science or related disciplines. Applicants will ideally hold or be near completion of a PhD.

The scholarship is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The goal of program is to build financial research capacity with Ireland and compete globally. We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for our researchers. The scholarships offer an attractive package, including a competitive salary and support for research activities (travel grant, access to a wide array of research databases etc.). While working in this programme you will be able to meet, share and collaborate with world-leading academics. Our Scientific Advisory Board includes: Prof Maureen O'Hara (Cornell), Prof Douglas Breeden (Duke), Prof Michael Brennan (UCLA), Prof Elena Carletti (Bocconi University), Prof John McConnell (Purdue), Prof Matthew Spiegel (Yale) and Prof Josef Zechner (WU Vienna University).

Salary Range: €45,000-€70,000 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 12th of March 2024.

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:




UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Administrative
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  • IT Services
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Research
  • Technical 

Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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