Research Associate – Finance and Geography – School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University (Deadline: 5 April 2017)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate 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 will investigate 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, reviewing, adopting and refining existing theories and methodologies, and a significant amount of overseas travel to interview professionals in financial centres around the world. 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 ample opportunities to present at international conferences and seminars. You will undertake the visualisation of data and project results, including the creation of the first ever 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 have (or have recently submitted) a PhD in economic geography, business studies, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science or other discipline relevant to the project, have skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and a strong interest in finance and business services. A track record of peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics is essential.

The appointment will be available until 31 July 2021.

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 12.00 noon on 5 April 2017, and interviews will be held late April 2017.

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