Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

SOAS University of London - School of Finance and Management, Department of Financial & Management Studies

This post is funded under the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme Call 3, ESRC Reference: ES/N013344/1, on “Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”, led by the Principal Investigator, Professor Victor Murinde, at SOAS University of London.

The successful candidate will conduct research of the highest quality and make significant contribution to the creation of knowledge, as well as to provide strategic and operational support by undertaking a specified range of activities, with respect to the DFID-ESRC funded research project, under the direct supervision of the PI, Professor Victor Murinde.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant field including finance, economics, or statistics. A good knowledge of applied econometrics including skills of data management and qualitative and quantitative research methods is expected.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Victor Murinde,

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days pro rata for part time staff
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About the School of Finance and Management

We are a leading centre for research in finance and management that aims to enhance theoretical and empirical understanding of finance and management in a global context, exemplified with our flagship MSc in Finance, see

Our research combines specialist knowledge of financial and management systems in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with more conventional international analysis of Europe and the Americas. We draw on a long tradition of management research that dates from Edith Penrose’s pioneering work in the 1950’s on the theory of the growth of the firm, large international corporations, oil economies, patents, innovation and economic development, to our present day focus on key topics in international finance and management. Our Master’s degree in Finance,

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and celebrated its Centenary in 2016.

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Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 4 September 2017

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

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