Job Vacancies

The Chair of Financial Markets and Macroeconomics of the Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications for two positions for a

Research Assistant (E13 TV-G-U, 50%-part-time)

The contract will start on June 1st, 2018 (or as soon as possible), and is offered on the basis of three-year part-time contract with the possibility for extension.

To establish our team we are looking for committed, creative, and flexible PhD candidate with advanced knowledge in quantitative macroeconomics and finance. The chair is associated with the IMFS and will give you valuable experience in interdisciplinary and multinational projects. Beside your project work and other activities at the chair, the preparation of your PhD thesis is key.

 What we expect from you:

  • A superb university (Diplom or Master) degree in a relevant field
  • Ability to work independently and scientific ambition
  • Excellent English proficiency (spoken and written)
  • Communication skills and the ability to work in a team

 You have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Quantitative macroeconomics and/or finance
  • Numerical statistics
  • Matlab and related programming environments

 Knowledge in the following areas is beneficial:

  • Fortran/C++ programming experience
  • Teaching experience
  • German proficiency (spoken and written)

 Your Tasks:

  • Participation in projects (IMFS and third-party projects, e.g., EU, DFG or BMFG)
  • Organizational tasks at the chair
  • Assistance in teaching and supervising bachelor and master theses
  • Preparation of your PhD thesis

The limited-term contract of research assistants is subject to the provisions of the Academic Short-Term Labor Contract Act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz] in conjunction with the Hessen Higher Education Act [Hessisches Hochschulgesetz].

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.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, and transcripts. Please send your application in PDF-format via e-mail to: Professor Alexander Meyer-Gohde