PhD position in Financial Economics
Are you a highly motivated student interested in doing research in financial economics? The Finance department at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam seeks a PhD candidate who is interested in financial decision making.
You will conduct independent, high-quality research and work cooperatively as part of a diverse team of researchers, and will be supported by high-level industry experts. The project that you will be part of aims at improving our understanding of the foundation of risk preferences. This PhD position is a full-time position for a period of four years. You will spend 80% of your time on research and 20% on teaching (BSc-level tutorials and thesis supervision). Applicants with a quantitative background but little knowledge of finance will find no trouble with the teaching requirement. The exact details of your schedule will be determined in close consultation between you, and your supervisors. It is possible to work remote, but travelling to Amsterdam for meetings and teaching activities should not be problematic. The school provides opportunities to attend conferences, go on an exchange, meet other international researchers, and participate in various training modules that support PhD candidates’ knowledge and skills development.