The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab of the University of Zurich seeks applications for the position of a PhD student and scientific assistant (m/f). The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab is part of the Department of Banking and Finance and is linked to the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich and the associated Blockchain Center. The research focus of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab is, among others, in the area of cryptocurrencies, digital central bank money, blockchain applications in finance, digital sustainable finance, and impact of digitalization on investor behavior.
The activity mainly includes participation in research projects in the fields mentioned above. Teaching activities and participation in the organization of the chair are on a small scale.
The prerequisite is a completed university diploma or master's degree with a focus on finance, business administration, economics, statistics, (business) psychology, (business) mathematics, informatics or a related subject with above-average performance and a strong interest in scientific work in the above-mentioned subject areas. In addition, very good language skills in English and good knowledge of statistics as well as extraordinary initiative and commitment are expected. Programming skills are desired.
What we offer
The degree of employment is 60% and the salary is approximately 45,000 CHF per year. Research and travel funds are available. The position is provisionally limited to three years with the possibility of extension.
Place of work
Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zurich
Start of employment
Asap, to be negotiated. Application deadline February 7, 2021
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