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The Research Center SAFE “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant
(1/2 Position)

SAFE is a cooperation of the Center for Financial Studies and Goethe University funded by the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE. It promotes research and independent policy advice on all aspects of modern financial markets. A wide range of experts from different fields, including finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics of organizations, financial mathematics, marketing and law collaborate and bundle their strengths in SAFE.

We are looking for
a research assistant for two SAFE projects “Explaining Non-Participation in an Employee Savings Plan: Evidence from Administrative Data” with JProf Nathanael Vellekoop, and “Macroeconomic Experience and Precautionary Savings” with JProf Baptiste Massenot and JProf Nathanael Vellekoop. Both projects are at the intersection of household finance, macroeconomics and public policy. In the first project the phase-out of a subsidized savings plan is studied. The research question in the second project is how macroeconomic experiences affect consumption and savings decisions of households. Both projects require excellent Stata skills and handling of (large) administrative data and survey datasets.


Your Profile

  • Master level degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, or equivalent. Students about to finish the Research Master of the GSEFM are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent Stata skills: handling of large datasets, writing do-files. Programming and Mata is a plus.
  • Fluency in English.


W
e offer
The infrastructure of a modern research center with excellent contacts to the scientific and financial community. You will be working in a very attractive working environment in the House of Finance at Goethe University and an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be 50% of a full time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). The employment contract has an initial duration until 31 December 2018 due to third party funding.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, short letter of motivation, transcripts etc.), electronically to applications@safe.uni-frankfurt.de by adding APPLICATION Research Assistant PROJECT 21331+21525 in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for the submission is 28 February 2018. Anticipated start of the contract is 1 April 2018.

Should you have any questions please contact JProf Nathanael Vellekoop via email:
vellekoop@safe.uni-frankfurt.de.



The Research Center SAFE “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant
(1/2 Position)

SAFE is a cooperation of the Center for Financial Studies and Goethe University funded by the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE. It promotes research and independent policy advice on all aspects of modern financial markets. A wide range of experts from different fields, including finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics of organizations, financial mathematics, marketing and law collaborate and bundle their strengths in SAFE.

We are looking for
a research assistant for the SAFE Project “Information in Option Prices. The project aims at identifying the incremental informational content of options prices for the current state of the economy in terms of the types of macro risk factors and their respective current level. You would support our research in this project by empirically analyzing macro-based asset pricing models and option price data.

Your Profile

  • Master level degree in quantitative economics/finance or equivalent
  • Enrolment in a PhD program (student of the GSEFM: successful completion of qualifying exams after first year of Ph.D. studies) would be an asset
  • Skill in analyzing and estimating time series models (most importantly Markov regime-switching approaches)
  • Pronounced programming skills in Matlab
  • Ability to communicate fluently and to write scientific texts in English
  • Ability to work independently, but also to integrate into the research team
     

We offer
The infrastructure of a modern research center with excellent contacts to the scientific and financial community. You will be working in a very attractive working environment in the House of Finance at Goethe University and an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be 50% of a full time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). The employment contract has an initial duration until 31 December 2018 due to third party funding.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts etc.), electronically to applications@safe.uni-frankfurt.de by adding APPLICATION Research Assistant Project 21425 in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for the submission is 28 February 2018.

Should you have any questions please contact Prof. Dr. Christian Schlag via email:
derivate@finance.uni-frankfurt.de.