Research Assistant, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OxSFG) within the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. OxSFG is a multidisciplinary research group working to be the world’s best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. The OxSFG work with leading practitioners from across the investment chain, with firms and their management, and with experts from a wide range of related subject areas (including finance, economics, management, geography, data science, anthropology, climate science, law, area studies, psychology) within the University of Oxford and beyond.

The OxSFG is situated within SSEE – part of the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE). We intend to significantly increase the reach and impact over the next five years. You will be personally responsible for rapidly developing and implementing effective partnerships, focused on but not limited to capacity building and training, and bringing in funding, and supporting the next phase of the OxSFG’s and SSEE’s development.

You will contribute across several thematic areas within the OxSFG with a specialism in finance and financial analysis.

You will hold a first degree and some relevant experience and be working toward or holding a PhD/DPhil in a specialist discipline. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop novel research projects and methodologies. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE (relevant unit) are committed to equality and value diversity.

This is a fixed term part time post (18.75 hours / 50% FTE) post for 12 months in the first instance.

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 20 November 2023, and interviews are likely to be held late-November or early-December.

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