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Doctoral Research Associate (Finance)

Accounting & Finance
Salary:   £23,715 to £27,131
up to about £28,000 (depending on previous experience and meeting performance targets during the PhD)
Closing Date:   Friday 31 March 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 12 April 2023
Reference:  1477-22

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for PhD Position in Finance. The position combines enrolment into the full-time PhD Program in Finance and teaching-related duties in academic programs offered by the department. You will be working alongside world leading academics in a busy, exciting and innovative department. This post is part of LUMS efforts to further strengthen its academic standing as a world class business school. 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE PROGRAMME: Our internationally-respected PhD programme takes place in a friendly international community. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK in research power and is one of few business schools whose programs are accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Our department includes editors of internationally excellent journals in accounting and finance with academics operating an open-door policy for our doctoral students. You will have access to cutting-edge databases, scientific computing facilities, IT support, dedicated office space, workshops, conferences and a vibrant seminar series. You will also gain international experience by visiting a leading US school. More information about the department can be found at:

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be committed to completing their PhD degree in Finance, and should meet the requirements for the enrolment into the PhD program (see You should also be committed to pursuing an academic career. You should be able to pursue your own independent research programme under the supervision of a team of experienced supervisors. You should have competence to assess and potentially deliver material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: We are interested in recruiting a candidate with research interests in financial econometrics, machine learning, sustainable finance, asset pricing, corporate finance, and other related fields of finance research. A directory of Accounting and Finance faculty along with a description of their research interests and contact information can be found in the Faculty pages(see 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: You should submit your application online at The application package must contain a cover letter, CV, degree transcripts for Masters and undergraduate study, two letters of reference (at least one of which should be an academic reference), and examples of academic writing (e.g., research proposal, research report, Master thesis). We will start screening the applications in the early March and will continue looking for candidates until 31 March 2023 or until the position is filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged. You can contact Dr Chelsea Yao,  (PhD Director) to find out more information about the position and whether the post is still available. 

STARTING DATE: 1 October 2023

CONTRACT TERMS: The position has a fixed duration of 5 years, and the candidates are expected to complete their PhD by the end of year 5. 

For further information, please contact: Dr Chelsea Yao, PhD Director at her email address

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