Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Data Analytics for Finance and Macro (DAFM) Research Centre

Location
London (GB)
Posted
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Data Analytics for Finance and Macro (DAFM) Research Centre, King’s Business School
The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 - £39,992 per annum plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance
Fixed Term, Full time Contract for 12 months in the first instance, with possibility to extend
Ref: R6/DAM/0023/18-DL

We seek a flexible, collaborative and technically adept Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Data Analytics for Finance and Macro (DAFM) Research Centre at King’s Business School. DAFM (to be formally launched in April 2018) aims to promote rigorous analysis in finance and macroeconomics using advanced and theoretically rigorous quantitative methods considering the continuously changing economy and society, as well as the use of complex and large datasets. Areas of relevance include central banks and public statistical agencies, financial markets and firm behaviour. A further focus is to use such methods to promote scenario and interval forecasting that explicitly incorporate the need to account for risk and uncertainty. 

The Fellow will play a key role in the research of DAFM. The successful applicant will have research experience in big data analytics and time series forecasting, as well as very strong software programming skills in R language. Applicants should also have a keen interest in economics and finance, however it is not necessary to be an economics or finance graduate.

The fellow will benefit from the close interaction with the members of the Economics and the Banking & Finance groups of King’s Business School.
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) and the fourth oldest university in England, with nearly 30,000 students from some 150 countries, and 8,000 employees. King’s Business School is the ninth and newest faculty having recently emerged out of the renowned School of Management & Business. King’s Business School is a leading research-intensive faculty located in the iconic Bush House in the heart of London, a hub for engagement with business, the City, social enterprise, government and the public sector. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday, 31 January 2018.
Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: To be confirmed.
The selection process will include a panel interview, which may be conducted via Skype for international applicants. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Suzanne Marcuzzi, Tel: +44 (0)207 848 1884 / Email: suzanne.marcuzzi@kcl.ac.uk.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.