The Department of Finance at the University of Luxembourg invites students to apply for PhD-student positions in Finance.
The program follows the standard US format with rigorous coursework in the first year (depending on pre-qualifications) and for the remaining, up to four years, work on research projects that will make up the final thesis. All courses are in English and taught by local faculty and visiting scholars from renowned universities/business schools (e.g., University of Chicago, LBS etc.).
The doctoral researcher will be a member of the Department of Finance, which is located in the financial center of Luxembourg at Campus Kirchberg. The department consists of more than 15 full-time, research-oriented faculty members and provides an international and stimulating environment with regular top research seminars and several top-quality conferences. The department collaborates with the Luxembourg financial center, the European Stability Mechanism, the Central Bank of Luxembourg and other economics and financial institutions located in Luxembourg.
They are looking for candidates with (A) a genuine interest in Finance, Economics or Statistics/Econometrics, (B) excellent quantitative and computational skills, and (C) a good command of written and spoken English who (D) already hold a research-oriented Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Financial engineering, Econometrics, Statistics or other related fields (ideally with a quantitative focus).
Candidates who do not yet hold a research-oriented Master’s degree in the aforementioned fields are also encouraged to apply. In this case, depending on the specific student’s degree, the full program or some courses of the MSc in Quantitative Economics & Finance (MScQEF) at the University of Luxembourg have to be completed in the first year.
Candidates with a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or another quantitative subject are particularly encouraged to apply.
Full-time positions with a competitive salary are available for candidates who already hold a relevant research-oriented Master’s Degree.
Scholarships are available for candidates who need to complete the MSc in Quantitative Economics & Finance in their first year.
How to apply
- A motivation letter.
- A detailed curriculum vitae with details on concluded university studies including a list of quantitative courses completed at the master level.
- Transcript of university courses taken
- The contact details of two or more academic references.
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