Auckland Centre for Financial Research
Post-Doctoral and PhD Positions

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research has a strong focus on empirical finance research and currently has vacancies for two postdoctoral researchers in finance. In addition, the Centre is offering two scholarships for doctoral students.

JOB DESCRIPTION POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER: The successful applicant will have completed (or be near completion) of a PhD in finance or related field and has very strong empirical skills in any finance-related field. It is envisaged that the successful applicant will make significant contributions to joint projects with members of the Centre. In addition, it is expected that the applicant will bring forth other research projects and apply for external research funding. It is preferred that the applicant has strong econometric software/programming skills. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and should be able to work well as part of a research team.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For a more detailed position description and to apply go to http://careers.aut.ac.nz/index. The position is fixed-term for one year (extendable to 2 years based on performance). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information on this position contact Professor Bart Frijns (E: bfrijns@aut.ac.nz; T: +64 9 921 5706).

PHD SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to support doctoral students who wish to complete their PhD in the area of empirical finance/applied financial econometrics. The scholarship covers full-time student doctoral fees at AUT University for three years plus an annual stipend of $25,000. Applicants are required to have a Masters Degree or Honours degree in a discipline related to Finance, Economics or Econometrics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For a more detailed description and to apply go to http://www.acfr.aut.ac.nz/news-and-events/news/all-news/acfr-phd-scholarship . Applications will be received until 30 November 2012. For more information on this position contact Professor Bart Frijns (E: bfrijns@aut.ac.nz; T: +64 9 921 5706).

ABOUT THE CENTRE: The Auckland Centre for Financial Research has a strong focus on empirical finance and applied financial econometrics. Key strengths are in the areas of Financial Econometrics, Empirical Corporate Finance, Banking and Financial Markets. Members of the Centre publish in leading finance journals. The Centre has numerous connections with other academic institutions and each year hosts several leading Visiting Researchers. The Centre also hosts an annual academic conference, the Auckland Finance Meeting. The Centre subscribes to a range of finance databases, including: Datastream, SIRCA (Thomson Reuters Tick History, etc.), Compustat, Osiris, Bankscope and others. For more information about the Centre visit http://www.acfr.aut.ac.nz



Posted 11/13/12