Research assistant in agent-based modelling of algorithmic finance

Copenhagen Business School - CBS

Ph.d. & forskning

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a research assistant position at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. The position is connected to the research project ‘Algorithmic Finance: Inquiring into the Reshaping of Financial Markets’ (AlgoFinance), led by Professor Christian Borch. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Consolidator Grant.

The research assistant position is a six months position, spread over three years. The expected starting date is 1 September 2017.

The aim of the AlgoFinance research project is to examine how and with what consequences the deployment of fully automated algorithms is changing financial markets. Among other things, the AlgoFinance project seeks to develop an agent-based model of algorithmic finance in order to simulate how fully automated algorithms might be interacting with one another. Input for model specification will be provided by sociologists in the research team who will conduct qualitative interviews with actual algo-trading firms. The research assistant is tasked with supporting the development of the agent-based model.

For further information about the AlgoFinance project, please visit contact Professor Christian Borch ().

AlgoFinance is conceived as a collaborative research project, and the research assistant will be part of an interdisciplinary team (including people from the social sciences), so applicants should appreciate working in such an interdisciplinary research environment.

The ideal applicant should have strong programming skills, experience with agent-based modelling or similar types of simulation, and have a profound knowledge of present-day financial markets, including algorithmic finance and high-frequency trading. Practical experience with algorithmic trading is a necessity.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

For further information please contact Professor Christian Borch, tel.: +45 3815 3627, e-mail .

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Applications must include:

1. A statement of application.
2. Proof of qualifications, proof of professional proficiency in English, and a full CV.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants for the position to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Selected applicants might be invited for a job interview. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Closing date: 7 August 2017.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at


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