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Research Officers (Postdocs) (up to two posts available)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Systemic Risk Centre

Location: London
Salary: £35,999 to £43,360 per annum, inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2018
Closes: 16th January 2019

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Salary from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive of London allowance

The appointments are funded for two years

Applications are invited for up to two Research Officers, to assist Dr. Jon Danielsson and Dr. Jean-Pierre Zigrand, the directors of the Systemic Risk Centre, in the programme of research attached to the ESRC Centre grant.

As well as a demonstrated interest in systemic risk or financial stability, you should have a PhD (or be close to obtaining a PhD) in economics, finance, or in a mathematical discipline which permits you to bring these tools to modelling and/or econometric work in financial economics.

You should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of economic modelling methods and of the underlying mathematical and statistical/econometric tools, ideally including some programming skills in a language like R/Matlab/Python/Julia. Experience of presenting findings to scholarly audiences is essential.

You will have good quantitative research skills in order to conduct original analysis in systemic risk in finance and economics of a quality publishable in top quality peer-reviewed academic journals. You will have the ability to develop and execute a coherent plan of research. You should also have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Applicants with research interests in endogenous risk, amplification and interconnectedness in economic and financial systems are especially encouraged, as are applicants with an interest in the statistical measurement and modelling of systemic risk (the Centre has extensive access to valuable and unique data sources, including Markit).

For further information about the Systemic Risk Centre, please visit our website

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr. Jean-Pierre Zigrand (

Please attach electronic copies of your job market paper and up to two other papers, that are relevant to this post on the Supporting Documents section of the online application form. Applications without these additional documents will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 16th January 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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