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Junior Researcher (PhD student) - Kiel University

posted on 02 May 2017

The Department of Economics at Kiel University, is searching for a  
Junior Researcher (PhD student)
for a 2 year, fixed term, renewable appointment at the  Chair of Monetary Economics and International Finance. The position is initially funded for two years at 50% of full‐time equivalent
(19,35 hours), starting on 1 June 2017.  The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 13 TV‐L. The position comes with a teaching obligation of 2 hours per week (2
LVS). The candidate will be given the opportunity to pursue a PhD degree.
We expect to be able to extend the contract to allow the successful candidate to complete her/his PhD in a reasonable time. This might include the extension of the contract to 75% of full‐time equivalent.
Job description
The candidate is expected to teach in the department’s economics program. In particular the candidate will give tutorials accompanying lectures by senior faculty in the fields of monetary economics and international finance for the Bachelor and Master programs in Economics and the Master program in Quantitative Finance. The candidate will further assist in conducting seminars, grading exams, advising students in writing their theses, preparing lectures, and general administrative tasks.
The candidate is expected to show an active interest in one of the following research projects of the group:
‐ Estimation of agent‐based models in finance
‐ Analysis of networks in financial markets
‐ Multi‐fractal volatility models and their applications
The University of Kiel is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to increase the proportion of women in science. Applications by women are particularly welcome. Female applicants will be treated with priority if their qualifications and achievements are equal to those of male applicants.  
The candidate will either have a background (degree) in economics with an emphasis on quantitative methods or in a related subject like mathematics, physics, engineering, or computer science with a demonstrated interest in economic applications.
Suitable candidates should further
‐ have excellent knowledge of financial economics and econometrics,
‐ have basic programing skills, preferably Gauss or C+,
‐ be very competent in communicating and writing in English,
‐ be able to work in a team,
‐ be motivated and independent in their work.
 Kiel University is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.
Please submit your application by email to geilenkirchen@economics.uni‐ until  
May 9 th  ,2017 or mail to
Professor Dr. Thomas Lux
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Professur für Geld, Währung und Internationale Finanzmärkte
Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1, 24098 Kiel