Job Offers

Goethe University and 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

Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, TV-G-U)

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 postdoctoral researcher with a PhD for a position in the SAFE project “Hochfrequenzdaten unter der Lupe: aktuelle und zukünftige Risiken und Chancen (Digging into Data)” The person would be involved in empirical research in the field of data collection and buildup of the order book and the effect of HFT activity on traditional aspects of market quality. Starting date would be 1 August 2017.

Your Profile

  • You hold a PhD in Finance, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or a related field
  • You have experience with data collection, data storage and management, high frequency data, High Frequency Trader research
  • Your English is fluent
  • You have advanced skills in software packages such as Matlab, Stata, R
  • You have a pronounced ability to work independently, but you can also contribute substantially to the design of the research agenda in the area of the team project

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 with an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be for a full time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-G-U). The employment contract has a duration of three years.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts etc.), electronically to by adding APPLICATION PostDoc Digging into Data in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for the submission is 10 June 2017.

Should you have any questions please contact Professor Loriana Pelizzon via email at