PhD in Financial Mathematics, Finance, Theoretical Physics, Statistics or related fields

University of Luxembourg
August 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.


The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a Phd position available between the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) and the Systems Control Group (at LCSB), in the framework of the Doctoral Training Unit CriTiCS on Critical Transitions in Complex Systems.

Project title: Predicting financial crashes by time-series analysis


Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Roman Kräussl (LSF) and Prof. Dr. Jorge Goncalves (LCSB).

Start Date: ideally November-December 2017, flexible from now until September 2018.

Closing date for applications: open until filled.



  • Hold (or being about to obtain) a Master degree in applied or financial mathematics, finance, theoretical physics, statistics or related fields.

  • Strong mathematical background.

  • We will only consider students that graduate in their top 20% undergraduate and Master's class rank (equivalent to a UK first class degree).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and great commitment to research.

  • Excellent working knowledge of English.



  • Fully funded fixed-term position, for 3 (up to 4) years, 40h/week.

  • Highly competitive salary.

  • Travel budget and opportunities for training and meeting with our collaborators and participating to schools/conferences.

  • Exciting international research environment.

  • Numerous training opportunities including data analysis, finance and mathematical modeling.

  • Student status, including health care and further benefits.


This position is inserted in the framework of the Doctoral Training Unit CriTiCS which encompasses 11 PhD positions and confronts the topic of critical transitions in complex systems within a range of disciplines including the areas of finance, physics, applied mathematics, biology and medicine.


For further information and to apply online:

Informal inquires: Dr. Stefano Magni,

Link :

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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