Postdoctoral Researcher in Financial Mathematics Job at DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY


Research Center: Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
Framework level: Level 1
Contribution period: Fixed-term contract 24 months

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, ambitious and dynamic university with the mission “to change life and society through education, research, innovation and engagement”. Known as Ireland’s “University for Business and Transformation”, it is dedicated to developing talent and discovering and transferring the knowledge that advances society and the economy. The DCU is the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2021.

The university is based on three academic sites in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra region of north Dublin. There are currently more than 18,000 students enrolled in five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Business School, Computing and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and DCU Institute of Education. DCU is committed to excellence in all of its activities. This is demonstrated through its world-class research initiatives, innovative approach to teaching and learning, focus on creating a transformative student experience, and its positive social and economic impact. This extraordinary commitment of its employees and students has resulted in the DCU being among the top 2% of universities worldwide. It is also regularly represented in the top 100 young universities in the world (currently in QS Top 70 Under 50, Times Higher Top 150 Under 100).

In the Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking, which measures the contribution of universities to the UN sustainability goals, the DCU ranks 84th worldwide. For the past decade, DCU has also been the leading Irish university in technology transfer, as reflected in its intellectual property licensing.

As part of this role, the researcher must participate in the DCU Research Career Framework. This framework is designed to provide researchers with significant professional development opportunities and the best opportunities for a broader career path.

The Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

Dublin City University’s School of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in actuarial and financial mathematics, as well as service mathematics courses in all five faculties of the university. The school’s faculty has long been committed to research excellence in stochastic analysis and financial mathematics and is funded by the European Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland. The faculty also collaborates with UCD and Maynooth University in the Financial Mathematics and Computation Cluster.

Roller profile

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Dublin City University is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Financial Mathematics as part of the research project Stationary financial risks, supported by Science Foundation Ireland and led by the Stokes Chair in Financial Mathematics, Prof. Paolo Guasoni.

Main duties and responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow will:

  • Implementation of a defined research program under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
  • Participate in the dissemination of the results of the research he / she is involved in, with the assistance and supervision of the Principal Investigator
  • Attend appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the principal investigator, school or research center, or university
  • Participation in teaching and teaching support on behalf of the school management under the direction of the director of studies
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders, including industrial and academic partners and employees
  • If necessary, carry out administrative work within the research program

Minimum criteria

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline and demonstrate an interest in solving problems in the financial field.

In addition, it is preferable that the candidate:

  • Has a proven publication record in financial mathematics or stochastic processes.
  • Independent work with a high level of professional competence and the ability to work in a team
  • Has excellent social, communication and organizational skills.

Applicants will be assessed based on the following competencies:

  • Disciplinary knowledge and research skills – Demonstrates knowledge of a research discipline and the ability to conduct a specific research program within that discipline.
  • Understand the research environment – Demonstrates an awareness of the research environment (e.g. funders) and the ability to participate in funding applications
  • Communicate research – Demonstrates the ability to communicate their research with their peers and the wider research community (e.g. presentation at conferences and publication of research results in relevant journals) and the potential to teach and mentor students.
  • Management and leadership skills – Demonstrates the potential to lead a research project including mentoring undergraduate students.

essential training

The jobholder must complete the following basic compliance training: Orientation, Health and Safety, and Intellectual Property and Privacy Training. If necessary, additional training must be completed.


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