Research Assistant / Post-doc in the field of banking and finance and commercial law 40 %
The Department of Commercial and Business Law of the University of Zurich and the Research Network for Sustainable Finance "Link Sustainable Finance" is seeking to fill the position of a Research Assistant / Post-doc as of 01.05.2021 or upon agreement for a sustainable finance project under the direction of Professor Kern Alexander and on behalf of a Swiss bank. Employment would provisionally be until 31 December 2021 in the first instance, with a possibility of extension depending on the status of the project.
Designing and delivering a quantitative and qualitative empirical research project for a Swiss bank, working under the supervision of Prof. Kern Alexander.
Quantitative analysis of the responses to survey questions and classifying the results for publication in an academic journal and a separate report for public dissemination.
Engagement with Swiss bank customers about sustainable finance issues.
Strong background in empirical quantitative research methods and analysis and use of survey data, and familiarity with empirical qualitative research methods with a focus on surveys and questionnaires.
In case of Post-doctoral or habilitation position: very good doctorate in the field of banking and finance and/or asset management regulation and related areas of investment law.
In case of Research Assistant position: very good Master's degree especially in the field of banking, finance, and/or commercial and investment law or related social science discipline.
Research and analysis will be conducted in English. However, outreach to Swiss bank customers requires working knowledge in German and/or French (with Italian also desirable).