Research Fellow / Postdoctoral Fellow (2-year)


Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for the position of Research Fellow / Postdoctoral Fellow at its Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, covering all areas of financial economics (2-year contract). Applications in digital, sustainable, and environmental finance are particularly encouraged. 


About Us

Singapore Management University (SMU) is a place where high-level professionalism blends with a healthy informality. In the 2022 Shanghai Ranking of finance research, SMU is ranked 31st worldwide and 1st in Asia.  In the ASU finance research rankings, based on publications in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis for the 2019-2022 period, SMU is ranked 41st worldwide and 4th in Asia. SMU subscribes to all major financial databases and provides generous research funds to support conference travel and other research activities.

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The Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) aims to promote high-quality academic research as well as a close collaboration with the finance industry. Our commitment to attracting and retaining talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all designed to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Produce high-quality academic research.
  2. Actively contribute to SKBI organized events (such as conferences) and participate in research grant/funding applications.
  3. Assist the Director in research developments and training activities.



  • PhD degree or postgraduate degree in relevant fields.
  • A strong knowledge and research background in finance or economics
  • Excellent research skills, with preferred experience in AI and institutional investor-related research.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills


How to apply

Applicants who meet all the criteria should submit an application with the following materials at this website:

(1) Cover Letter

(2) CV

(3) Recent publications or working papers

(4) Two letters of reference


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