PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%) [2023-02]

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%) assigned to the Department of Financial Markets, starting as soon as possible. The research project is headed by Michael Koetter and Fabian Wöbbeking. The contract will be limited to three years; an extension by one year is possible. The place of employment is Halle (Saale). Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.

Deadline: January 31, 2023

What we offer

As a member of the “Data Science in Financial Economics” research group, you will contribute to the project “Linguistic sentiment analysis for environmental, social, governance and climate risks”, funded by the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM). Moreover, you will become part of a dynamic team of economists regularly publishing their work in renowned international journals. You will find a well-equipped research infrastructure and an open-minded and cooperative working environment. The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked to the national and international scientific community and offers excellent opportunities to gain academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree.

Your profile/Your motivation

You are curious, creative, and highly motivated to pursue research on economic systems in the face of the climate crisis. On top, you hold a high-quality master degree in economics, finance, or otherwise adjacent fields and have very good knowledge of financial economics. Naturally, research on the intersection of data science and financial economics requires an advanced technical skillset and an aptitude for programming, especially using Python. Your working methods are self-responsible and structured. Organisational talent as well as team orientation and proficiency in English round off your profile. You are open to get in touch with the national and international scientific community and to cooperate with other IWH researchers. Participation in the IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) and the Central-German Doctoral Program in Economics (CGDE), which IWH organises jointly with neighbouring universities, is obligatory.

Further information

The IWH is a family-friendly research institute that guarantees equal opportunities for women and men and specifically encourages women to apply for this position.
Applications from severely handicapped persons and persons equal to them are welcome. Please indicate a severe disability in your application.

Application procedure

Your application and accompanying documents including your CV and copies of all university degree certificates should be addressed with indication 2023-02 by January 31, 2023 electronically in a single pdf file to For inquiries, please contact the IWH project head, Fabian Wöbbeking ( or Michael Koetter (

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