Research Associate in Finance – Centre for Endowment Asset Management

Job Description & Qualification

We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate in Finance to work with the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM), Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. CEAM is a research and education centre based within Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), University of Cambridge. CEAM is dedicated to furthering research and understanding of investment management with a particular focus on responsible investing; corporate governance/ voting; long-run risk and return in traditional and alternative asset classes; factor investing and asset allocation; and financial market history.

This role is designed for a post-doctoral researcher, who has been awarded their PhD or has recently submitted their thesis with defence scheduled. The role will sit within the Centre for Endowment Asset Management. The role holder will become a member of the CJBS’ Finance Subject Group and will work closely with the research faculty leading CEAM (Dr Oğuzhan Karakaş, Professor David Chambers, and Professor Elroy Dimson); developing, conducting and supporting research and data analysis of on-going and/or new research projects.

The role is ideally suited for those wishing to work in empirical finance, particularly in the area of sustainable and responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG), and corporate voting. The responsibilities of the role will also include presenting research in seminars and workshops, producing working papers to be distributed via SSRN.com and developing research for publication in journals of the highest international standard. There are no teaching obligations for this position, and the candidate will have the opportunity to consolidate their research record. A generous research budget will be provided.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate good technical skills including quantitative empirical finance and financial econometrics, and a strong commitment to research and publications in top refereed academic journals. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition, the candidate should be an enthusiastic team member who is driven and committed. The role holder is also expected to liaise with colleagues across the Cambridge Finance community, attend regular seminars and build a network of contacts. The role holder may be required to give occasional talks to practitioners on topics relevant to asset management, however, this time commitment is expected to be minimal.

This is a fixed-term appointment for two years. The starting date for the appointment is 11 April 2022, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Further information and application arrangements are available at: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/33033

Closing date for applications – midnight (GMT) on 6 March 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place in the w/c 14 March 2022, but this could be subject to change, and will be carried out in the first instance via Skype/ Zoom.

Application Procedure

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the job announcement on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities website at https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/33033/ and click on the "Apply online" button at the bottom of the relevant job description. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload the following (as either a word or pdf document):
• Curriculum vitae.
• Covering letter. (The candidate’s covering letter should demonstrate how their own experience meets these requirements and explain the reason for nominating the two referees the candidate proposes for this application.)
• Job market paper. (The candidate’s job market paper should preferably be sole-authored – if it is co-authored, this should be explained in the covering letter.)
• Two reference letters.

Closing date for applications: midnight (GMT) on 6 March 2022.

Kindly note that incomplete applications will be rejected automatically.

Please quote reference NS29616 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

About the Organization

Further information about the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) is available here: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/ceam/

For Additional Questions

hr@jbs.cam.ac.uk

Job ID

ID: J10328