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The Research Centre at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Ghana (AIMS Ghana, is inviting students interested in studying towards an MPhil degree. AIMS Ghana is offering a one-year research top-up at one of the following partner institutions: the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, or Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Requirements
For this position, two highly-motivated MSc students and/or graduates with a background in mathematics and a strong interest in stochastic analysis and its applications to finance and insurance is required. The applicant is able to work well both independently and within a team, takes initiative and is fluent in English, both oral and written. Successful candidates will conduct research under the ” Stochastic Analysis and Finance Research Group” under the supervision of Olivier Menoukeu Pamen, the German Research Chair.

Application Process
As part of your application, you will need to provide the following:

  • Certificates and official transcripts from completed degrees.
  • Information about the duration of your BSc or MSc and what you have done already.
  • Admission Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae and a ‘Statement of Motivation’ (generally a one-two page essay in which you explain why you want to study towards an MPhil degree and the research area(s) that are of most interest to you).
  • Names and addresses (including email addresses) of two references who can be contacted to evaluate your abilities and potential.

All applications should be addressed to: The Chair, Stochastic Analysis and Finance Group, AIMS-Ghana, Accra and sent via email to the Administration Manager, Rhoda Mahamah: rhoda@aims.edu.gh

Selection and Award
The appointment will be for a period of one year. Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, among other benefits. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview at AIMS Ghana, located at East Legon Hills- Santoe in Accra. Interviews are expected to be held as from September 23 2019.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: September 19, 2019, 14.00 p.m.

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