PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%)

PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%)

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12 Dec 31 Jan Halle (Saale)

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Job description

To conduct a research project co-financed by the Leibniz Association, the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%) assigned to the Department of Financial Markets, starting as soon as possible. The research project is headed by Professor Michael Koetter, PhD, and Professor Dr Fabian Wöbbeking.

As a member of the “Data Science in Financial Economics” research group, you will contribute to the project “Linguistic sentiment analysis for environmental, social, governance and climate risks”, funded by the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM). Moreover, you will become part of a dynamic team of economists regularly publishing their work in renowned international journals. You will find a well-equipped research infrastructure and an openminded and cooperative working environment.

The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked to the national and international scientific community and offers excellent opportunities to gain academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree.


Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)


Your profile/Your motivation

  • You are a curious, creative, and highly motivated to pursue research on economic systems in the face of the climate crisis.
  • On top, you hold a high-quality master degree in economics, finance, or otherwise adjacent fields and have very good knowledge of financial economics.
  • Naturally, research on the intersection of data science and financial economics requires an advanced technical skillset and an aptitude for programming, especially using Python.
  • Your working methods are selfresponsible and structured.
  • Organisational talent as well as team orientation and proficiency in English round off your profile.
  • You are open to get in touch with the national and international scientific community and to cooperate with other IWH researchers.
  • Participation in the IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) and the Central-German Doctoral Program in Economics (CGDE), which IWH organises jointly with neighboring universities, is obligatory

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: three years; an extension by one year is possible.

The contract will be limited to three years; an extension by one year is possible. 

The place of employment is Halle (Saale), whereas research stays at the cooperating institutions are possible.

Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.


  • Research, development, innovation; PhD
  • Economics
  • University graduate
  • SP IWH 20221212


Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

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