Research Assistant on System-Wide Financial Stress Testing
Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant for a period of up to 12 months to support a large research project on system-wide financial stress testing conducted within the Complexity Economics Group at the Institute of New Economic Thinking.

You will aid with the software implementation of system-wide stress testing models. This involves designing, developing, testing, and deploying professional-quality code in Java or Python, drafting software documentation, assisting with coding the stress test multi-agent models, and implementation of novel stress-testing algorithms to analyse systemic risk.

You will have an undergraduate degree and/or MSc in computer science or a related discipline, proven experience as a software engineer in Java and Python, an organised approach to structuring and commenting code, knowledge of software testing using automated unit testing techniques, experience of developing graphical user interfaces, and experience of dealing with big data. Knowledge of systemic risk, financial system modelling, and developing multi-agent systems is highly desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 December 2017.

To apply please click here.