PhD Position in Finance

University of Basel


PhD Position in Finance

Start date: by agreement

The research group of Financial Markets, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Yvan Lengwiler, of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, invites applications for two assistant positions (PhD or PostDoc level).

Your position

  • You will have the opportunity to carry out academic research in an English-speaking environment. The focus of our group is on central banking, financial market and bank regulation, and the economics of banking. Teaching duties may be carried out in German or English.
  • PhD position: The position will entail a performance review after one year after which the position can be extended to a total of 4 years.
  • Postdoc position: The position is initially issued for two years, after which a performance review will decide on a further extension.

Your profile

  • For the PhD position, you hold a Masters degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field.
  • For the PostDoc position you hold a PhD in Economics or Finance or a closely related field.
  • You have good knowledge in programming in R or Python or other languages.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of German is not a formal requirement but an asset.

We offer you

You get the opportunity to conduct research in an academic working environment. You also have the opportunity to interact with and guide students. The position is fully funded with competitive terms and conditions and generous research support.
Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It is a nice place to live and work in the heart of Europe.

Application / Contact

Please submit your application only through our online application portal. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Submitted documents (pdf) include:
  • an up-to-date CV
  • a letter of motivation including a half or full page outline of research ideas you would like to pursue
  • a sample of academic writing (e.g. master thesis, seminar paper, research paper)
  • your diplomas with detailed transcripts
  • if available: a reference who knows you and may be contacted
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Yvan Lengwiler

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