Postdoctoral research management position on Digital Finance

Postdoctoral research management position on Digital Finance

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4 Mar 10 May Enschede

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Job description

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 supply to individual research projects carried out at the University of Twente (DIGITAL-related) as well as the European-wide activities;
  • You will support the DIGITAL-coordinator and the UT team on administrative tasks of the project;
  • You will work together with other researchers at DIGITAL, but closely with the DIGITAL coordinator and the team at the University of Twente;
  • You will collaborate closely with the industrial partners of DIGITAL, its Doctoral Candidates, and the project partners;
  • You will support the work packages doctoral training, project management, and the coordinator role as main tasks and take on responsibility for ensuring that the research output, financial goals, results, and achievements are met;

You will cooperate and travel internationally.


University of Twente (UT)


  • 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.

Conditions of employment

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.


The HBE department is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive working culture. Our aim is that all job applicants are given equal opportunities. When we select candidates for employment, it will be on the basis of their competence and ability. To support the workforce diversity, we are open to offer flexible working conditions on an individual basis to support work-life balance, that may include contract of employment, working hours and location, or child care arrangements.

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  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3877—€5929 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1566


University of Twente (UT)

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