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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Decentralised Finance and Digital Economics

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd August 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022
Job Ref: 158899

Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Hanqing Jin. This is a two-year, fixed-term position, and the post-holder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, in the world-leading Oxford Octa Lab in Digital Economics.

The Oxford-Octa Lab in Digital Economics is working on initiatives in FinTech, AI applications, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a versatile academic background in performing mathematical and/or computational research in the area of mathematical finance, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and theories. They will write their research up for publication and will fully participate in the activities of the Lab. 

You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, alongside a good level of programming skill in Python, R or similar programming platforms.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator, quoting vacancy reference 158899.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12:00 noon on Wednesday 31st August 2022 can be considered.

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