Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Description & Qualification

Position Description

NYU Shanghai is seeking a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS). The candidate is expected to join VINS starting from Spring 2023, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Climate Finance, and a particular interest in the research related to the China market. The position offers opportunities to work alongside top-tier scholars, including Nobel Laureates, and have access to valuable and unique databases provided by VINS through its close collaborations with top financial institutions and data providers in China. The successful candidate is expected to participate in research projects within VINS and joint research projects between the VINS and other financial institutions and schools. The position is renewable upon mutual agreement.


Independently work on research projects aiming at top journal publications
Work on VINS research projects, including data collection, cleaning, analysis, and writing reports
Participate in joint research projects between VINS and other financial institutions/schools
Assist the executive director on academic research studies including literature review, data processing, and analysis
Help organize VINS conferences and workshops
Any additional responsibilities related to Institute resources and activities that fall under the purview of the Research Fellow

Qualified candidates must have recently received their PhD/ABD in Finance, Statistics or Econometrics
Genuinely interested in research and capable of executing research projects with little supervision
Have proven ability to use sophisticated econometric tools to analyze complex financial data on a large scale
Be able to conduct research and write research papers/reports in both English and Mandarin with a high level of fluency
Be familiar with Chinese financial markets, and have strong background in finance and statistics

Application Procedure

The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link: If you have any questions, please e-mail

Applications must include:

Cover letter explaining applicant’s interest in the position
Curriculum Vitae
Two letters of reference (must include committee chair or members for ABDs)
Brief statement of academic or intellectual interests and research (including specific research topics, research purpose and significance, research methods and content framework, research innovation, etc.)
Recent 2-3 papers/working papers
Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.

About the Organization

About VINS

NYU Shanghai opened the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai in November 2014. Located at the school’s Pudong Academic Building in the heart of Lujiazui, China’s financial center, aims to create opportunities for research focused on both the Chinese financial markets and markets around the world. It also seeks to facilitate collaboration and community-building among market participants and academic researchers within China and abroad, as well as help improve global financial markets by providing timely financial information and analysis to academics, practitioners, regulators and policy makers through innovative technology platforms and services.

The Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai operates in close partnership with the NYU Stern Volatility and Risk Institute, the expansion of the Stern's Volatility Institute. Under the guidance of Robert Engle, a NYU Stern Emeritus Professor annd 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, the institute members are developing cutting-edge research and providing comprehensive analyses on globla financial markets' risks, and therefore contributes in a meaninngful way to international financial policies. The Volatility Institutes offer powerful research tools-Volatility Lab (V-lab) at NYU Stern Business School and VINSIGHT at NYU Shanghai, to analyze financial market risks. The V-Lab currently runs 28,900 analyses on 6,053 data sets, producing a total of 63,766 series each day. VINSIGHT focuses on China financial markets. It provides daily volatility analyses for major stock indices and stocks across different regions, industries and types. For more Information, please visit our website:

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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Additional Information

Contact Information
Telephone: +86 021 2059 5745
Address: No. 567 Yangsi W Road, Pudong, New Area, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Job ID

ID: J12566