JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Cape Town

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Faculty of Commerce
School of Economics
PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468864
Date Posted: 02/14/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape , SOUTH AFRICA
JEL Classifications:
H0 -- General
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Central bank digital currencies
Financial interconnectedness
Salary Range: R350,000 ($22705,30)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The South African Reserve Bank Research Chair in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is inviting applications for PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The overarching theme of the fellowships is “the future of finance” and students and recent graduates with a background in economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Any of the following research areas are of particular interest:
Central bank digital currencies
Financial interconnectedness

Successful applicants will work within a research group that strives for academic excellence and is interested in all aspects of central bank digital currencies (including financial stability, privacy, interoperability, and inclusivity), as well as all aspects of cybersecurity (in particular economic and network models of cybersecurity).

Applications open now and are considered on a rolling basis until 30 April or until the positions are filled. Appointments are for as soon as is feasible. The tenure of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is for up to three years, while the tenure for PhD positions is usually three years, but can be extended for up to five years. Due to the ongoing pandemic, successful applicants can choose to work remotely in 2022.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Transcripts
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 04/30/2022
Application Instructions:
To apply, please send your complete application package, including:
For applicants as Postdoctoral Research Fellow: At least two pieces of original research
A letter of application, including areas of expertise, research interests, and experience
A complete CV including the names and contact details of at least two references
Copies of academic transcripts
to: A/Prof Co-Pierre Georg (

You can also upload all of the application materials through the JOE system.