CMCRC-SIRCA’s Industrial PhD Program is the best in the world. Some of our graduates go on to successful careers in academia, but many more become the R&D leaders of the future.

The opportunity

We have a career-shaping opportunity for an exceptional candidate. If you…

  • are a First Class Honours or Masters student in Finance or IT
  • want to join a program with a 100% success rate – 60% of our graduates go on to work in industry, 40% work in academia
  • want to receive the best academic support
  • want to be placed in the UK for six months, conducting real-world research for Thomson Reuters
  • want to spend a further six months in Sydney, studying at CMCRC-SIRCA’s state-of-the-art research hub
  • want to earn $50,000 p.a. tax-free (plus a $30,000 living allowance)
  • are able to start an intensive four- to six-week training period ASAP

…we invite you to apply using the form below.

The real-world research

You will be embedded with Thomson Reuters’ data science team in their office in Exeter, UK. While there you will:

  • Learn how to use Eikon software (Thomson Reuters’ flagship product and competitor to Bloomberg)
  • Learn how to use Nasdaq’s world-leading SMARTS surveillance software, which was originally developed by CMCRC-SIRCA
  • Perform surveillance on FX benchmarks for over 100 currencies, meeting regulatory requirements
  • Continually upgrade the surveillance system with new alerts, new data feeds and more
  • Be part of a small team with a strong emphasis on work-life balance.

The location

Luke Aitken was previously embedded with Thomson Reuters. He says their Exeter location is “an idyllic city close to the coast, with a vibrant university lifestyle. Only two hours by train from London, it gives easy access to the UK’s best beaches, nature attractions and tourist hot spots.”

Register now for more information

Please complete all fields and submit the required documents including CV and transcript of academic results.

  1. Make sure your CV is concise (2 pages) and demonstrates your skills and experience including research publications.

  2. Provide transcripts for all your undergraduate and postgraduate completed courses.

We will contact you within two weeks of submission by email to inform you if your application has been successfully shortlisted.


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