University of Luxembourg PhD Position in Finance

University of Luxembourg PhD Position in Finance

The program follows the standard US format with rigorous coursework in the first year (depending on pre-qualifications) and for the remaining, up to four years, work on research projects that will make up the final thesis. All courses are in English and taught by local faculty and visiting scholars from renowned universities/business schools (e.g., University of Chicago, LBS etc.)


We are looking for candidates with (A) a genuine interest in Finance, Economics or Statistics/Econometrics, (B) excellent quantitative and computational skills, and (C) a good command of written and spoken English who (D) already hold a research-oriented Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Financial engineering, Econometrics, Statistics or other related fields (ideally with a quantitative focus).

Candidates who do not yet hold a research-oriented Master’s degree in the aforementioned fields are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or another quantitative subject are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please apply by submitting the following information via email to
– A motivation letter.
– A detailed curriculum vitae with details on concluded university studies including a list of quantitative courses completed at the master level.
– Transcript of university courses taken.
– The contact details of two or more academic references.

Applications are reviewed regularly. The sooner we receive your application, the better. Starting date is flexible.

For more information concerning the positions, please contact Prof. Benjamin Holcblat, at the following email:


The University of Luxembourg is a young university, which aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character.

The department consists of more than 15 full-time, research-oriented faculty members and provides an international and stimulating environment with regular top research seminars and several top-quality conferences.

The Department collaborates with the Luxembourg financial center, the European Stability Mechanism, the Central Bank of Luxembourg and other economics and financial institutions located in Luxembourg.

Full-time positions with a competitive salary are available for candidates who already hold a relevant research-oriented Master’s Degree.

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