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Research Assistant / PhD Position (f/m/d) at the Chair of Insurance and Regulation
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 48.000 students and with about 5.000 employees.
Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and
professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, the Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments and 100 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation.
The Chair of Insurance and Regulation of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites highly motivated individuals to apply for the position of a
Research Assistant / PhD Position (all gender welcome)
(E13 TV-G-U, 75 %-part-time)
starting the earliest possible date. A contract extension is possible. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.
The Chair of Insurance and Regulation is part of the Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
We are seeking a talented PhD student with a strong background in economics and finance to conduct research in the fields of insurance and insurance regulation.
The aim is to explore the impact of regulation on the insurance industry. The implementation of the Solvency II regulation starting on January 1st, 2016,
creates room for research projects to explore the developments of a European-wide regulatory regime, and how it affects the industry and consumers. Ideally, applicants
already possess sound quantitative statistical skills, first experience in insurance and a strong interest in policy relevant topics.
Reasons to Apply:
The position provides the opportunity to conduct research and to teach in the fields of insurance, insurance regulation and risk management, as well as work on a dissertation
with the aim of achieving a doctoral degree. The position enables worldwide network building by engaging you in the organization of workshops and conferences, and offering you
the chance to interact with visiting scholars at the International Center for Insurance Regulation, as well as to attend national and international scientific conferences.
A very good degree (Master or Diplom) ideally in Finance, Economics, or a related subject. A strong interest in Insurance, Risk Management, and Insurance Regulation, as
well as in Corporate Finance and in quantitative research methods, Ambition to present research results at international conferences, and to publish in high-quality journals.
Willingness to support the lectures of the Chair of Insurance and Regulation; teaching experience is highly welcome. Willingness to write research grant applications, Excellent
English (and preferably German) language skills, both written and spoken; further language skills are highly welcome, Good working knowledge of R, STATA, MS Office, flexibility,
strong communication skills and team spirit application.
The University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the
position/s offered. Individuals with severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal qualification.
The application must be written in English. It should include a cover letter, a statement of purpose which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality,
a state-of-the-art grasp of the targeted research field, and a Curriculum Vitae which includes documentation of academic degrees and professional / academic references. The
deadline for submission is October 15th, 2019. Applications, preferably in PDF format, should be sent by E-Mail to Prof. Dr. Helmut Gründl, Chair of Insurance
and Regulation, Goethe University Frankfurt, House of Finance, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, E-Mail: