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Positions in the PhD Programme in Finance (GPEF Finance) with Research Assistant position (m/f/d)

35-70% (permanent, by 01.09.2021)

Your tasks

Admitted candidates will enroll in the Ph.D. Programme in Finance. The Ph.D. programme is tailored towards a high-quality and internationally oriented education in financial research. It prepares students for an academic career or for applied research positions in policy and industry. The coursework will start in September 2021.

To fund their Ph.D. studies, admitted candidates will be hired as research and teaching assistants for the duration of their entire Ph.D. studies. Tasks as research and teaching assistant include:

  • Supporting lectures (e.g. developing exercises, grading exams)
  • Supporting research activities (e.g. basic data analysis, conducting literature reviews, helping in the organisation of conferences)

Please make sure that you follow the instructions given on the 196e44ba-8f12-4293-90c3-1766a4a164f2of the Graduate Programme of Economics and Finance (admission: finance).

Contact pif@unisg.ch before applying for further information. 

Your profile

You have a master's degree in finance, economics, or a related field with very good grades and want to pursue a PhD in Finance (current master students who will finish their degree before June 30 may also apply).

Documents to be submitted:

  • Transcripts of records
  • GRE/GMAT (not compulsory with a master from UniSG but still recommended)
  • Description of research interests (referring to the list of proposed fields/topics and potential supervisors)
  • CV

Other necessary documents:

  • Evidence of English language proficiency (can be provided later)
  • Two reference letters, sent directly by the letter writers to pif@unisg.ch
The University of St.Gallen is one of the most renowned universities in the field of finance, economics and business in Europe (it ranks, for example, 7th among Europeans Business Schools according to the Financial Times).The program is offered by the School of Finance, one of the largest finance departments in Europe.
We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Weber
Executive Director
Tel: +41 71 224 70 76
pif@unisg.ch

«We are looking forward to your application.»


School of Finance
PhD Programme in Finance
pif@unisg.ch

«We would be very pleased to welcome you at the University of St.Gallen very soon. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.»

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University of St.Gallen

«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.