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We are looking to recruit a Research Associate to work at the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School; a multidisciplinary research centre of excellence for the study of the management of economic and societal risks. Based in central Cambridge the Centre's focus is in the analysis, assessment, and mitigation of global risk by political, business and individual decision makers.

Working on the Financial Catastrophe Risk Project you will develop models of contagion processes in financial networks. This will include interpreting model results and providing insights for risk management decision-making by the practitioner community of investors and financial institutional managers. In addition you will identify promising approaches for future model development, formulate an understanding of data structures and conduct coordination and administrative duties.

You should have a PhD in a relevant subject such as finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, financial history or network theory. You will have experience in developing and calibrating mathematical models of networks and financial contagion mechanisms with the ability to source and integrate data from a wide range of locations. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition you should be an enthusiastic team member and who is driven and committed.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available from the web site: www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/jobs.

Please quote reference NS04339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Job website: 
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5017/

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