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Postdoctoral researcher in Finance

School of BIZ at Otaniemi campus

Aalto University School of Business Department of Finance invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher in Finance

The position is located in the Department of Finance and funded by Academy of Finland project Data-Driven Society.

The Finance Group is strongly dedicated to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top finance journals. The department is one of the top finance departments in Europe and is equipped with all major commercial Finance databases and hosts several proprietary databases. In this role, you will work closely with Professor Matti Suominen and the rest of the department. For more information about research activities, please visit

The role and key tasks

As a post doc researcher, you are expected to coordinate and further develop (mainly) finance and economics databases and assist in data governance. Roughly 50% of working time may be spent on independent scientific research.

The exact role can be somewhat tailored based on your strengths as well as your long-term career goals.

What we expect from you

As an ideal candidate, you have a PhD in empirical finance, economics or data science and a desire to work with our strong research group in quantitative finance and asset pricing. In addition, you have strong interpersonal and communication skills for effectively communicating complex research issues, and working in good collaboration with your team.

Conditions of the role

The position is an up to 3-year fixed-term appointment, beginning at September 1, 2020 – or earlier. Your salary will follow the University salary system, of which we are happy to provide more information to you. The position includes comprehensive occupational healthcare benefits.

For more information

Please contact HR Specialist Anna Hynynen ([email protected]) for questions relating to the recruitment process, our career paths, Aalto University and Finland as a country to work in. Professor Matti Suominen is available for information about the position and research at the department ([email protected]).

How to apply

As application material, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with contact details

The application material for the position can in addition include:

  • Up to three current working paper(s) and/or recent publications
  • Up to three letters of recommendation (please ask your referees to send these letters directly to HR Anna Hynynen email, [email protected])

We ask you to submit all application material in English.

The application for the position is to be addressed to Professor Matti Suominen through our eRecruitment system no later than 15th of December, 2019.

We plan to conduct interviews through Skype in December and will also interview candidates at the ASSA meetings.

About Aalto University and the School of Business

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the capital region, Espoo, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The School has the three most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff. US News ranked Aalto’s Business and Economics at #55 globally in 2018.

About Finland

Finland is among the best countries in the world according to many quality of life indicators, including being the happiest country in the world (UN study 2018).

We are proud to have one of the most advanced education systems in the world. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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