Analysis of financial systems and markets

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position
(Deadline December 12th, 2016 12:00 )

Finance, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics


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.


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.


Crisis Lab

Gross amount

about 28.000 euro / year


3 years

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Assegno di ricerca
Full call
Preliminary shortlist
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee

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

Final decree

Selection procedure and criteria

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


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.


Apply ONLINE only.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.