Science 4 Refugees

Research Scientist in Sustainable Finance

    University of Luxembourg
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/12/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Luxembourg › Luxembourg


The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance (FDEF) is searching for a research scientist working in sustainable finance.


Research Scientist in Sustainable Finance


  • 4 years fixed-term contract
  • Full time position (40 hrs)
  • Starting date : asap


The University of Luxembourg, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate, and Sustainable Development recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a research and outreach program on sustainable finance under the leadership of the Faculty of Law, Econonomics, and Finance and its Department of Finance. The research scientist in sustainable finance will be a key player in the team working on sustainable finance, completed by a Full Professor in Sustainable Finance, and an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Finance which are to be hired.


Your role

The goal of the Research Scientist in Sustainable Finance is to build up and to maintain a bridge between academic excellence and industry relevance. You will be the content oriented link between the academic finance profession and the financial industry, financial regulators, and national and supranational institutions. You will boost scientific knowledge dissemination and diffusion related to academic research in the area of Sustainable Finance.


You will engage in research projects in close collaboration with the industry. In particular, you will engage in research projects in early phases, enabling succesfull grant applications. As such, you are expected to identify, apply for, and manage research funding. In addition, you will engage in disseminating knowlege, for example throught organizing academia-meets-industry events, life-long learning activities, and through social media. You can conduct your own research in sustainable finance and you will engage in the teaching activities of the department, both in Bachelor/Master programs and in life-long learning activities.


You are expected to disseminate results at international scientific conferences and workshops, and to support the development of scientific articles for publication and dissemination. You are expected to supervise PhD students in the field of sustainable finance. You are expected to contribute to the outreach activities of the Department of Finance to ensure effective communication of topical research to the wider society.


You will be reporting to the head of the Department of Finance. You will also closely collaborate with the department’s outreach officer who coordinates the relations with the Financial Markets.


Your profile

• You have a PhD in finance or economics and you have developed an interest in sustainable finance or you have a PhD in a hard science field with a focus on sustainability (climate change, environment…) and developed an interest in sustainable finance

• Demonstrated excellence in designing and developing research projects and/or educational programs targeting sustainable finance.

• You have work experience in academia and the industry or you have worked in an academic environment with a focus on outreach activities (organizing industry oriented teaching programs, PPP research projects, or outreach events).

• Proven teaching ability and experience.

• PhD supervision experience is considered a plus.

• Proven knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

• Demonstrated excellence of organisational and management skills.

• Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.

• Proficiency in English, and in German and/or French.


We offer

• A competitive salary.

• An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment.

• Personal work space at the University.

• Gender-friendly workplace.


Further Information

Applications should be submitted online in English and should include the following:

• A detailed curriculum vitae.

• A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook.

• Examples of research.

• Contact details of three references if available.


Questions about the position should be sent to the Head of the Department of Finance,

Prof. Dr. Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (ulf.vonlilienfeld-toal@uni.lu).


The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Ref: F2-50012611: (to be mentioned in all correspondence)


Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2hcw7


More Information

Offer Requirements

    Economics: PhD or equivalent

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Luxembourg

EURAXESS offer ID: 532588


The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.


Please contact support@euraxess.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.