Research Assistants / Research Associates / Post-doctoral Fellows (Equity Markets and Quantitative Investment) – several positions (Job ID: 6388)

Job level Middle
Education Master Degree
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Accounting > Others
Education / Training > Others
Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Published On 23/07/2021

Job Title:    Research Assistants / Research Associates / Post-doctoral Fellows (Equity Markets and Quantitative Investment) – several positions
Department:    Department of Accounting
Job ID:             6388

Job Posting Details

The appointees will work closely with a faculty team on the role of traditional and alternative data in equity markets and investments. They will be required to perform specific research tasks including but not limited to identifying stock market anomalies and testing quantitative investment strategies, and any other duties as assigned.

Applicants should have a PhD degree (for Research Associate/Post-doctoral Fellow positions) or a master’s degree (for Research Assistant positions) in economics, finance or a related discipline; be familiar with security valuation/pricing and modern portfolio theories; be able to read/present academic literature on the capital markets; have strong quantitative skills and experience in data cleansing, data manipulation, and analysis; be proficient in python programming; have a proactive and research mindset; and be able to work independently and team-oriented with good interpersonal skills.Knowledge about machine learning is a plus. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.

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