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Research Assistantship in Economics and Finance

Posted on: 
Jul 3, 2013
Application Deadline: 
Jul 16, 2013

Research Assistantship in Economics and Finance

Posted on: 
Jul 3, 2013
Application Deadline: 
Jul 16, 2013

Type of position

Faculty, Graduate


United Kingdom


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About Queen Mary, University of London 
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the world's leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and are the only London university able to offer a completely integrated residential campus at our Mile End home.

About the Post
The School of Economics and Finance, ranked joint sixth in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, is seeking to employ a suitably qualified Research Assistant who will undertake a twenty two month fixed post commencing 2nd September 2013.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of School, Professor George Kapetanios and provide research support to Professor Kapetanios for a variety of projects. The post holder must be proficient in programming with Matlab and Gauss and be familiar with the use of economics databases such as Datastream. Applicants should have as a minimum a good MSc qualification and ideally should be studying towards a PhD in either Finance or Economics or already have such a PhD. The salary for the post will be £28,457 per annum.

Remuneration & Benefits
The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be £28,457 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. 

Our excellent benefits package includes:
• 30 days' annual leave and defined benefit pension scheme.
• interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme.
• discounted membership of the university gym and free use of university libraries.
• a wide range of family friendly benefits, including the university's own nursery.
Additional Information
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For full job details including a job description and person specification please visit

Closing date for the application is 16 July 2013. Interviews will be held shortly after.

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