Doctoral Researcher (PhD) in Empirical Finance

Company:University of Luxembourg

Location:Luxembourg / Esch-sur-Alzette

Discipline:Empirical Finance

Employment Type:Fixed Term Contract


Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Empirical Finance

Language: English (UK)

Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Department of Finance (DF)

Job Number: UOL05489

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 36 Month

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week

Expected Start Date: 01/05/2023

Job (internal): Doctoral Researcher

Functions: PhD Candidates

The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in Empirical Finance.

Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Thorsten Lehnert. The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Empirical Finance. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be jointly-supervised with another university. The doctoral candidate will contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of a large research group comprising several PhDs working on related topics. The doctoral researcher will be a member of the Department of Finance, which is located in the financial center of Luxembourg at Campus Kirchberg. The department consists of research-oriented faculty members and provides an international and stimulating environment with regular research seminars and several high-quality conferences. The department collaborates with the Luxembourg financial center, the European Stability Mechanism, the Central Bank of Luxembourg and other financial institutions located in Luxembourg.


We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in Finance. In particular, the following requirements apply:

  • A Master’s Degree in Finance.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English and a good understanding of a second language, German or French in particular, will be considered an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: 36 months Fixed Term Contract (extendable to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full-time position, 40h/week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL05489

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to be part of a research team working on related topics
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises)
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Thorsten Lehnert, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 31/01/2022.

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.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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 (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, 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 within the University at the heart of Europe.

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