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Frankfurt am Main, 12.10.2021 12:00:00

The Finance Department at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in finance beginning fall semester 2022 (or earlier). The successful applicant will contribute to the department through research and work closely with faculty mentor Sascha Steffen. The position does not involve teaching but contribution to policy relevant research at the research institute “Financial Intermediaries and the Real Economy” (FIRE). Applications from scholars with demonstrated research interests in financial intermediation and private debt markets, climate finance and FinTechs are particularly encouraged to apply.


Candidates should expect to complete a PhD in finance by September 1, 2022. Since this is an early career position, applicants that received their PhD within the last three years benefit the most from this opportunity. Strong quantitative background and working knowledge using statistical packages (Stata, R, Python) and in artificial intelligence and machine learning required.


We will consider all candidates who apply before the positions are filled. To ensure consideration for the first round of interviews, candidates should apply by November 15, 2021. The first round of interviews will be held virtually in December. Applications after this deadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged. Please submit your application including PDF versions of curriculum vita, research papers, and letters of recommendation via interfolio. Please include a minimum of two research papers and three recommendation letters in the application package.

Frankfurt School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. We explicitly encourage international applications; German language skills are not required within Frankfurt School. Frankfurt School is an equal-opportunities employer.

 For inquiries content-related inquiries about the position, please contact Alexandra Kinywamaghana by e-mail.