Job Vacancies At the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St.Gallen, the following position is available. The Chair of Statistics (Prof. Francesco Audrino) at the University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Sciences (SEPS), is inviting applications for a Assistant / PhD Position in Statistics and Financial Econometrics starting in Fall 2021. Topics for the thesis can cover both theoretical and empirical methods in statistics, machine learning, and financial econometrics. Examples of topics and recent research articles that could be starting points for a PhD thesis can be seen at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=333418 or https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francesco_Audrino The position will be part of the group in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Gallen, http://www.mathstat.unisg.ch/. The new PhD candidate is expected to interact strongly with the professors of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics in the development of the thesis, as well as with professors and post-docs of the Department of Economics. He/she is also expected to collaborate in the development of the teaching activities of the group in the areas of Statistics and Financial Econometrics. The successful candidate has acquired (or is about to complete) a Master's degree in Quantitative Methods with applications in Economics, Finance, or a related field with excellent grades, and has a strong motivation to conduct own research. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to enroll in the University’s PhD Program GPEF in Economics and Finance (www.gpef.unisg.ch). Strong English skills are required, German knowledge and prior teaching experience is an advantage. The salary is internationally competitive and based on the scale for Ph.D. students of the University of St. Gallen. Applications should be submitted online. Applications should contain a motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, and, if possible, the Master's thesis. Please ask academic referees to send their reference letters directly to Ms. Margit Werk-Albers (email@example.com). Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview. Application deadline: 15th April 2021 For further information please contact Prof. Francesco Audrino (firstname.lastname@example.org). _________________________________________________________________________ The Chair of Mathematics (Department of Economics) of the University of St.Gallen opens a new 50%-70% assistant position to be filled starting with 1st August 2021. ASSISTANT POSITION (50%-70%) in QUANTITATIVE FINANCE The candidates have acquired (or are about to complete) a Master's degree in Quantitative Economics or Finance with excellent grades, and has a strong motivation to conduct own research. The candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the University's PhD Program GPEF in Economics and Finance (www.gpef.unisg.ch) starting with the Autumn Semester 2021. Topics for the PhD thesis can cover both theoretical and empirical methods in behavioural finance, decision analysis, also connecting these fields with data-driven decision making (artificial intelligence). Strong English skills are required, German knowledge and prior teaching experience is an advantage. The salary is internationally competitive. The successful candidate will be integrated in a young, research-oriented team, with a strong foundation in quantitative methods for finance and economics and will contribute to research and teaching activities. The team is located at the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of St.Gallen (http://www.mathstat.unisg.ch) and counts around 25 members. Applications for the position should be sent by e-mail to Mrs. Margit Albers (email@example.com) no later than 30 May 2020. The application package must contain: - motivation letter; - complete curriculum vitae; - two reference letters; - transcripts.