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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.