Research Fellow of Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai

NOTE: This position is currently closed. Thank You!

Job Description

NYU Shanghai is seeking a Research Fellow to participate in joint research projects within the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS) and joint research projects between the VINS and other financial institutions and schools, beginning in the Spring Semester of 2022. We are seeking researchers to work on VINS research projects including:

  • Independently work on research projects aiming at top journal publications
  • Work on VINS research projects, including data collection, cleaning, analysis, and writing reports
  • Participate in joint research projects between VINS and other financial institutions/schools
  • Help organize VINS conferences and workshops
  • Assist the executive director on academic research studies including literature review, data processing, and analysis
  • Any additional responsibilities related to Institute resources and activities that fall under the purview of the Research Fellow

You are encouraged to apply this position, if you:

  • Genuinely interested in research and capable of executing research projects with little supervision
  • Have proven ability to use sophisticated econometric tools to analyze complex financial data on a large scale
  • Be able to conduct research and write research papers/reports in both English and Mandarin with a high level of fluency
  • Be awarded Ph.D./ABD degree in Finance/Statistics/Econometrics in recent years
  • Be familiar with Chinese financial markets, and have strong background in finance and  statistics

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions. The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins in the spring semester of 2022, applicants should submit a curriculum vita. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

About VINS:

NYU Shanghai opened the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai in November 2014. Located at the school’s Pudong Academic Building in the heart of Lujiazui, China’s financial center, aims to create opportunities for research focused on both the Chinese financial markets and markets around the world. The Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai, under the co-direction of 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Robert F. Engle and Professor of Economics, Jianye Wang, with generous support from the Finance Service Bureau Pudong and NYU Shanghai, operates in close partnership with the Volatility and Risk Institute at the New York University Stern School of Business. NYU Stern’s Volatility and Risk Institute (VRI) is an expansion of the School’s celebrated Volatility Institute, founded in 2004, has the over-arching mission to develop and disseminate cutting-edge research on risks in global financial markets and in financial econometrics that will ultimately contribute in a meaningful way to international financial policy. For more Information, please visit our website:

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.