PhD Position in Finance (Investments (Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Asset Pricing) or Risk Management)

Company:University of Neuchâtel

Location:Switzerland / Neuchâtel

Discipline:Finance (Investments (Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Asset Pricing) or Risk Management)

Employment Type:80%


PhD position in Finance (80%)
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The Institute of Financial Analysis at the University of Neuchâtel is opening one funded PhD position in finance with a research focus on investments (hedge funds, mutual funds, and asset pricing) or risk management starting January 2020 or upon agreement.

Your duties

  • Conduct research in investments or risk management with the aim to earn a PhD in finance.
  • Participate at academic conferences and publish your research.
  • Contribute to the teaching of classes and the administration.

Your profile

  • Master degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics or a related field.
  • Strong empirical / quantitative skills. Programming skills in a statistical software package (such as R, Stata, Matlab, or Python).
  • Excellent command of the English language. French language skills are a plus, but not a necessity.

We offer

  • Dynamic research environment with focus on empirical work.
  • Funded position (80%) with personal workspace and excellent research infrastructure.
  • Contract term of four years.

University background

The University of Neuchâtel is a university on a human scale and provides high quality teaching and support for about 4500 students from Switzerland and beyond (nearly 20% of students are from abroad). Bachelor and Master degrees are compatible with most other European universities and are in line with society’s expectations in a variety of innovative and cutting-edge fields. Halfway between Geneva and Zürich, in the middle of Europe, the University of Neuchâtel is a perfect place for those who wish to study or to undertake high-level research in a magnificent environment, near lake and mountains.

Application procedure and deadline

Candidates should send their application (subject: PhD Finance) to, in a single pdf file and in the following order (a) detailed CV (b) copies of diplomas accompanied by grades transcript (c) one letter of recommendation before 30 November 2019. Submitting a research proposal for the PhD thesis (4 pages max.) or an excerpt from the master thesis or a representative scientific publication will be strongly appreciated.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor Florian Weigert ( or visiting the website of the Institute

We reserve the right not to respond to applications that do not meet the requirements.

The University of Neuchâtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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