Analysis of financial systems and markets

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position

Fields:

Finance, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics

Activity:

Research and management of scientific tasks in the framework of the funded project CrisisLab; tutorship and mentoring of the School's Ph.D. students; limited teaching and participation in the development of the School's research activities.

Profile:

The position involves research in the context of scientific tasks in the framework of the funded project CrisisLab, in particular: the quantitative study of large databases through econometric techniques and complex system methodologies; the analysis of financial statements and the interplay between business models and risk monitoring; the interdisciplinary research on growth and instability of large economic system.

Formal requirements:

PhD in Economics or Finance or in a related field. The candidate must have a curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Specific requirements:

Ability for quantitative analysis of large databases through statistical and econometric techniques; knowledge of R, STATA and Python; techniques on data visualization; experience in financial institutions is a plus; previous research work in the domain of analysis of large databases; candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit.

Project:

Crisis Lab

Research Area:
Economics, Management Science, and Complex Systems
Research Unit:
AXES - Laboratory for the Analysis of compleX Economic Systems
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca
Gross remuneration:

about 28.000 euro / year

Duration:

3 years

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Interview:

On February 3rd, 2017 at 9:00  c/o San Francesco Building, Lucca

Final decree:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.

Procedure

A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis online application info and - if provided - reference letters. Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research presentation interview will not be reimbursed.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic); Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.

Application

Apply ONLINE only.

Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.

Info

  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
  • University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
  • Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
  • An email, with the appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees.

Attachments

  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.

Contacts

researchers.opening@imtlucca.it