Research Scientist in Asset Management hos University of Luxembourg

About the University
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.
The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance is searching for a Research Scientist working in Asset Management and/or Sustainable Finance.
Your Role
The goal of the Research Scientist in Asset Management and Sustainable Finance is to build up and to maintain a bridge between academic excellence and industry relevance. You will be the content oriented link between the academic finance profession and the financial industry, financial regulators, and national and supranational institutions. You will boost scientific knowledge dissemination and diffusion related to academic research in the area of Asset Management. Particular focus is laid on the interactions of Asset Management and Sustainable Finance.
You will engage in research projects in close collaboration with the industry. In particular, you will engage in research projects in early phases, enabling successful grant applications. As such, you are expected to identify, apply for, and manage research funding. In addition, you will engage in disseminating knowledge, for example through organizing academia-meets-industry events, life-long learning activities, and through social media. You can conduct your own research in Asset Management and/or Sustainable Finance and you will engage in the teaching activities of the department, both in Bachelor/Master programs and in life-long learning activities.
You are expected to disseminate results at international scientific conferences and workshops, and to support the development of scientific articles for publication and dissemination. You are expected to supervise PhD students in the field of Asset Management and/or Sustainable Finance. You are expected to contribute to the outreach activities of the Department of Finance to ensure effective communication of topical research to the wider society.
You will be reporting to the head of the Department of Finance. You will also closely collaborate with the department’s outreach officer who coordinates the relations with the Financial Markets.
Your Profile
  • You have a PhD in finance or economics and you developed an interest in asset management and/or Sustainable Finance
  • Demonstrated excellence in designing and developing research projects and/or educational programs targeting Asset Management and/or Sustainable Finance
  • You have work experience in academia and the industry or you have worked in an academic environment with a focus on outreach activities (organizing industry oriented teaching programs, PPP research projects, or outreach events)
  • Proven teaching ability and experience
  • PhD supervision experience is considered a plus
  • Proven knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Demonstrated excellence of organisational and management skillWillingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment
  • Proficiency in English, and in German and/or French

We Offer

  • A competitive salary
  • An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment.
  • Personal work space at the University
  • Gender-friendly workplace

In Short
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Starting date: asap
  • Job Reference: UOL03969 / F2-50014063 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

Further Information
Applications should be submitted online in English and should include the following:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook.
  • Three recent research papers
  • Contact details of three references if available

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
Here’s what awaits you at the University
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

Further information
Questions about the position should be sent to the Head of the Department of Finance, Prof. Dr. Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal:

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