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Postdoctoral research management position on Digital Finance

If you are interested in facilitating the financial industry's adoption of Digital Finance, then this position may be the perfect fit for you!

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    38 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,877 - € 5,929
  • Deadline
    1 Mar 2024

This postdoc position on Digital Finance is part of DIGITAL, an international Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Industrial Doctoral Network that includes eight prestigious European universities (University of Twente, WU Vienna, HU Berlin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Bern Business School, Kaunas University of Technology, and University of Naples), six industrial partners (Deloitte, Swedbank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Raiffeisen Bank, Cardo AI, and Royalton Partners), three outstanding research centers (ARC Greece, EIT Digital, and Fraunhofer Institute), and the European Central Bank. We are looking for someone with expertise in Finance, who can help strengthening the DIGITAL network links, participate in its individual research projects, and support DIGITAL’s management team and activities.

Currently, Digital Finance does not exist as a standalone research subject area, despite the EU’s key strategic priorities, the urgent needs of industry, and the identification of many research gaps. DIGITAL will establish Digital Finance as a research field and significantly advance the methodologies and business models for Digital Finance through the use of five interconnected and coherent research objectives:

1. Towards a European financial data space. Ensure sufficient data quality to support EU's efforts of building a single digital market for data;
2. Artificial intelligence for financial markets. Address deployment issues of complex artificial intelligence models for real-world financial problems;
3. Towards explainable and fair AI-generated decisions. Validate the utility of innovative explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) algorithms to financial applications and extend existing frameworks;
4. Driving digital innovations with blockchain applications. Design risk management tools concerning the applications of Blockchain technology in Finance, and (5) Sustainability of Digital Finance.

As a postdoctoral researcher at DIGITAL

You will cooperate and travel internationally.

Your profile

  • You hold a PhD in Finance, Computer Science, or any DIGITAL-related field;
  • Your publication record is excellent;
  • You have good international experience;
  • You are passionate about working in an international environment with different collaborators and passionate about getting in touch with new partners and extending the network
  • You have a passion for the digitalization of the finance industry and its impact on people's lives;
  • You are fluent in English.

Our offer

You will be appointed for one year within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with hard-working colleagues.

  • Starting salary will be in the range of € 3.877 up to 5090 gross per month;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

Information and application

Are you interested to be part of our team? Please submit your application before March1st 2024, and include:

Please be sure to submit your application by the deadline. Do not make submissions via e-mail as they will not be considered. Additional information can be acquired via email from dr. Joerg R. Osterrieder (joerg.osterrieder@utwente.nl).

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The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.

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Osterrieder, J.R.O. (Jörg)

Osterrieder, J.R.O. (Jörg)
Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Finance

Osterrieder, J.R.O. (Jörg)
Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Finance

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Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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