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Career Level:
Entry Level (Less than 2 years of Experience)
Education:
Advanced Degree
Job type:
Full time
Positions:
1
Salary:
-
Apply before:
30 Jun, 2018

Pre-doctoral research associate position in accounting - INSEAD

About this job
We are looking for a full-time pre-doctoral graduate to work as a Research Associate (Area Researcher) on INSEAD’s France or Singapore campus to assist the Accounting faculty in conducting research.

The position would suit a recent university graduate or Master’s graduate looking to develop their research skills with a view to applying to a PhD programme. The ideal candidate will have strong data management skills, particularly software packages such as Python, SAS and Stata. Experience of social sciences research projects would be a plus.

The full-time position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal after evaluation at the end of the year.

For the Asia campus, we would consider local candidates as well as people authorized to work in Singapore.

Tasks:

  • Assist with quantitative research projects on the functioning of capital markets and corporate governance.
  • Brainstorm about potential research questions.
  • Extract data from different databases or company documents for analysis.
  • Data management and programming with software packages such as Stata, Matlab and Python.
  • Perform statistical data analysis, including running regressions.
  • Assist with interpretation, write-up and dissemination of findings through the preparation of journal articles and presentations
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or Business.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent programming skills that can be applied to software packages such as Python, SAS, and Stata.
  • Previous research experience and knowledge of econometrics would be a plus.
  • Excellent academic record and work ethic.
  • Keen interest in empirical research in business or economics.
  • Ambition to pursue a PhD in the future.
Application:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your research experience, motivation and competences. In the cover letter, you will explain precisely how your skills and experience match the tasks description. Please join a writing sample (empirical research paper preferred) and your academic transcript.  The candidates should also provide the name and contact details of two potential references.

Send all your material to research.talent@insead.edu 

We will review applications as they arrive and until the position is filled.