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We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Hanqing Jin and Dr Ning Wang at the Oxford-Octa Lab in Digital Economics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is an 18 month fixed term position.


The successful candidate will be a member of the Mathematical and Computational Finance research group with responsibility for carrying out research for the project, under the supervision of Professor Hanqing Jin. They will perform mathematical and/or computational research in the area of mathematical finance, decentralised finance and financial big data at the Oxford-Octa Laboratory in Financial Big Data and Digital Economics, write write their results up for publication and fully participate in the activities of the Oxford-Octa Lab, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities.


You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, alongside a good level of programming skill in Python, R or similar programming platforms.


We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.


Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 163027.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:  


Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Friday 3 March 2023 can be considered.

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