Start Stellenanzeigen Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) Post-doctoral Research Fellow / Maitre-Assistant Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano
Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) Post-doctoral Research Fellow / Maitre-Assistant Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano PDF Drucken E-Mail
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The Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) at the Università della Svizzera italiana Lugano (USI) opens a post-doctoral research position. SFI is a private foundation created in 2006 by Switzerland's banking and finance community in cooperation with leading Swiss universities. It supports and advances research, doctoral training and executive education in banking and finance. SFI is supported by the Swiss banks, six Swiss universities, the Swiss Federal Government, and SIX Swiss Exchange, the leading independent exchange in Europe.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct empirical research in finance, preferably but not exclusively in the areas capital market regulation, corporate governance, and crowdfunding. The candidate is expected to contribute to collaborative research projects and grant proposals as well as publishing high-quality working papers. For further information on SFI research activity, please visit the web-sites and There is no mandatory teaching load but some light teaching support will be required. It is assumed that the candidate for this position is willing to work at the SFI Lugano-USI and reside in Ticino, Switzerland.

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Finance, Economics, or related discipline, with strong foundation in quantitative methods, and a keen interest in empirical finance.
  • Familiarity with econometric analysis and software (STATA, R, etc.) and in experience gathering and processing financial data
  • Ideally programming and Database Experience
  • Excellent command of English and Swiss languages (German or Italian).

Closing date for applications is December 22, 2015. The position starts as soon as possible, or at a date to be arranged. Interviews can be scheduled during the ASSA meetings in San Francisco January 2016.

Please submit your application package (email preferred) with a complete CV, motivation letter, job market paper, and reference letters to:

Prof. Dr. Eric Nowak
Swiss Finance Institute
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Guiseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
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This is a fixed term appointment for two years with the possibility of renewal (non-tenure track). Salary is Swiss Francs 80,000 – 100,000 per annum depending on qualifications.