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Visiting Research Fellow (2 posts)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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The Department of Mathematics seeks to appoint two or more visiting Research Fellows for a period of no longer than 6 months to help support and enhance our research in Mathematical Finance, Econometrics and related subjects. You will propose and work on a research project under the oversight of one of our members of academic staff, and will supervise 6-8 MSc student dissertations on our Mathematical Finance or Financial Engineering degree programme.


•To propose a research project in association with a member of the Department’s academic staff, conduct research on this project, and contribute to the production of research and the departmental research environment

•To supervise 6-8 MSc dissertations under the oversight of a member of the Department’s academic staff

•To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in Mathematical Finance
  • PhD in Mathematical Finance or equivalent expertise & experience
  • Knowledge of Mathematical Finance to engage in high quality research and MSc supervision
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging research audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required
  • Competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects
  • Ability to deliver high-quality personal academic supervision of postgraduate dissertations
  • Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Experience of writing up research work for publication
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative
  • Experience of one-to-one or small group academic tuition & supervision
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality
  • Collaborative ethos
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project(s)


Interview date: w/c 9th December 2019 (likely to be 13 December 2019)

For informal enquiries: Prof Niall MacKay, or Prof Tomasz Zastawniak,

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