Research Associate in Finance and Geography

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

We are seeking to appoint two Research Associates to work on the project ‘Cities in Global Financial Networks: Financial and Business Services and Development in the 21st Century’, funded by the European Research Council. CityNet is a frontier research project investigating the nature and dynamics of Financial and Business Services and their implications for the world economy. The project investigates the processes of financialisation, globalisation, urbanisation and development in the context of tumultuous changes of the early 21st century, including the global financial crisis, shift of economic activity to Asia-Pacific, digital revolution, and Brexit. The successful candidate will contribute to a team working on a large and exciting project on the cutting edge of financial geography.

Duties include qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Financial and Business Services sector activities, including the development of new financial technology and reviewing, adopting and refining existing theories and methodologies. You will work in a research team contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of financial geography by publishing working papers, journal articles, policy and strategy reports, with opportunities to present at international conferences and seminars. You will contribute to the creation of the Atlas of Finance. You will also promote the project through Internet, social media and using the platform of the Global Network on Financial Geography, chaired by Professor Wójcik.

You will hold, or be close to completing, a PhD in economic geography, business studies, economics, data science, sociology, anthropology, political science or other discipline relevant to the project, have skills in quantitative analysis (statistics and /or econometrics), and a strong interest in finance and business services, as well as financial technology. Experience of working with spatial datasets (e.g. GIS, ArcGIS) is required. A track record of peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics is essential.

The appointments will be available from 1 November 2020, initially until 31 July 2021 (with possible extension of up to 12 months pending funder approval).

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who identify as female or BAME, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 October 2020, and interviews will be held in the week commencing 12 October 2020.

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