Researcher's Training

  • Subhendu Bhowal is attending the Finance PhD at MIT Sloan School of Management from starting of Fall 2014.
  • Arkodipta Sarkar is attending the Finance PhD at London Business School from starting of Fall 2014
  • Saptarshi Mukherjee is attending the Finance PhD program at New York University’s Stern School of Business from starting of Fall 2013.
  • Vishal Mangla, the first researcher of CAF has completed  his Finance PhD student from Kellogg. He started his studies there in 2008.
  • Rahul Chhabra has been admitted to the PhD program in Finance starting Fall 2012 at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He was also admitted to the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
  • Siddharth Vij is attending the Finance PhD program at New York University’s Stern School of Business from starting of  Fall 2012. He was also admitted to the Economics PhD program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
  • Naveen Reddy is currently a Finance PhD student at Kellogg. He started his PhD in 2011
  • Manpreet Singh is currently attending the Finance PhD program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He started his PhD in 2011.
  • Leena Kinger Hans was admitted to the Accounting PhD program at the London Business School in 2010
  • Vidya Kamate is currently a Finance PhD student at Kellogg. She started her studies there in 2009
Researchers

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, considers qualified candidates for the position of Researcher.

Position details

  • While at CAF, the selected candidates receive training in finance and econometrics, develop a solid grounding in theoretical and applied finance, and work on various research projects. The training and skills gained enable the candidates to contribute to high-quality finance research projects, usually in association with faculty. They also prepare them for admission to doctoral (or equivalent) programmes at premier business schools in the world, leading eventually to a career in finance research at a top-tier business school or research organisation. Initial compensation for finance PhDs from top programmes is very high ($250K), given the dearth of well-trained researchers.
  • Their contract as Researcher is renewable annually.
  • The total length of their employment at CAF does not exceed 2 – 3 years. They are expected to proceed to higher degree programmes in three years or sooner. The exact period can be mutually negotiated.
  • They are required to help with other CAF activities, including organisation of research databases, conferences and workshops.

Career Progression
It is the aim of CAF that all researchers who work with the centre will go on to do a PhD at a top global university. Admission to top-tier PhD programs in Finance is intensely competitive with a large and diverse applicant pool applying for very few seats (1-2% acceptance rate at each top school) The CAF experience allows our researchers to build their research credential, ultimately differentiating them from other applicants.

CAF has a perfect record in placing researchers at top PhD programmes. Some examples of CAF Researchers getting admitted to top programs are as follows:
 

Name of the CAF researcherJoined Finance PhD student at  Year
Subhendu BhowalMIT Sloan School of ManagementFall of 2014
Arkodipta SarkarLondon School of BusinessFall of 2014
Saptarshi MukherjeeNew York University’s Stern School of BusinessFall of 2013
Rahul ChhabraThe Ross School of Business, University of MichiganFall of 2012
Siddharth VijNew York University’s Stern School of BusinessFall of 2012
Manpreet SinghHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyFall of 2011
Naveen ReddyThe Kellogg School of Management,Northwestern UniversityFall of 2011
Leena Kinger HansLondon School of BusinessFall of 2010
Vidya KamateThe Kellogg School of Management,Northwestern UniversityFall of 2009
Vishal ManglaThe Kellogg School of Management,Northwestern UniversityFall of 2008

Eligibility criteria

  • A strong interest in a research career.
  • A strong interest in finance.
  • Outstanding academic records, especially at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • Excellent analytical and computing skills.
  • MPhil/Master’s in Finance, Statistics, Engineering, Economics, or Business is preferred but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with econometric methods will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in programming languages like C, C++, Java is desirable
  • Proficiency in the use of computing packages such as SAS, STATA, Matlab etc. is desirable.

How to Apply:

The applications for the post of researchers are accepted round the year.
Your application should include:

  1. A CV which includes the following:
    • Academic performance and grades in all degree programmes. Mention any awards/honours, etc.
    • Details of any finance courses taken. Include a short course description with institution information.
    • Evidence of proficiency in programming languages and statistical packages, if any
    • Work experience, if any.
    • Important extra-curricular activities
    • Your contact information, including your cell phone number (if any) and your email address.
    • Two references, including one from your most recent degree programme.
  2. A short statement outlining your motivation in applying to CAF as well as your future career goals

Please send your application electronically to CAF@isb.edu

Senior Researchers

The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, considers applications from qualified candidates for the position of Senior Researcher.

Position details

  • Conduct individual as well as collaborative research projects in various finance topics at the centre, leading to publication in top-tier international journals.
  • Build and manage databases.
  • Conduct research workshops and conferences.
  • Handle other research – related responsibilities that may be assigned by the Executive Director of the Centre from time to time.

Eligibility criteria

  • Bright and motivated recent PhDs in the areas of Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Asset Pricing, Derivatives and Risk Management, Financial Econometrics.
  • Demonstrating capability to do high-quality research potentially publishable in internationally – ranked economics/finance journals.
  • Outstanding analytical and computing skills.
  • Experience with software packages such as MATLAB, C++, SAS, STATA preferred.
  • Expertise in Financial Econometrics desirable.
  • Knowledge of research issues in emerging capital markets desirable.

Application procedure
Applications for the post of Senior Researcher are accepted throughout the year.
Your application must include:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of your recent research papers.
  • Two academic references.

Please send your application electronically to CAF@isb.edu