Research Fellow of Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai

Job Description & Qualification

NYU Shanghai is seeking a Research Fellow to participate in research projects within the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS) and joint research projects between the VINS and other financial institutions and schools, beginning in the Spring Semester of 2022. We are seeking researchers to work on VINS research projects including:
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 with VINS conferences and workshops
Assist with any additional responsibilities related to Institute resources and activities that fall under the purview of the Research Fellow
You are encouraged to apply this position, if you:
Have recently obtained a Ph.D./ABD from in Finance, Statistics or Econometrics
Are 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
Are able to conduct research and write research papers/reports in both English and Mandarin at a high level of fluency
Are familiar with Chinese financial markets, and have a strong background in finance and statistics
Applications must include the following:

Curriculum Vita

Cover letter explaining applicant’s interest in the position

Two letters of reference that address the applicant’s intellectual strengths (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.)

2-3 recent papers/working papers

Application Procedure

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions. The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to begin in the Spring Semester of 2022. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

About the Organization

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.

The Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai, under the co-direction of 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Robert F. Engle and Professor of Economics, Jianye Wang, with generous support from the Finance Service Bureau Pudong and NYU Shanghai, operates in close partnership with the Volatility and Risk Institute at the New York University Stern School of Business. NYU Stern’s Volatility and Risk Institute (VRI) is an expansion of the School’s celebrated Volatility Institute, founded in 2004, has the over-arching mission to develop and disseminate cutting-edge research on risks in global financial markets and in financial econometrics that will ultimately contribute in a meaningful way to international financial policy.

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About NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is 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, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven 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.

Additional Information

Contact Information 联系方式

Telephone/电话: +86 021 2059 5745
Address/地址: Room 1131, NYU Shanghai, 1555 Century Avenue,Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122/上海 市浦东新区世纪大道 1555 号上海纽约大学 1131 室,200122

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Job ID

ID: J9057