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Liege, Belgium  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 2 years
Marie Lambert www
University of Liège (Université de Liège) www
Research Assistant
16 Jun 2021
1 Aug 2021
15 Aug 2021

The Finance, Accounting and Law department of HEC Liège (University of Liège) is looking for a teaching and research assistant in international finance and sustainable finance.

Job description

· Mentor students in international finance and fund industry (in particular ESG regulation and strategy) as well as internships and graduation theses;

· Integrate a dynamic research team and conduct various research in international finance and sustainable finance;

· Enroll in the PhD program;

· Participate in the activities and academic life (e.g., exams, research seminars) of the Department and the School.

Required qualifications and profile

· Hold a 120-credit master's degree in business engineering or management sciences or economics (or equivalent) (with at least honours).

· Demonstrate an undeniable sense of pedagogy, quantitative skills and a taste for research. Be willing to engage in a doctoral project.

· Languages : English and French.


Two-year term, renewable in the event of a positive evaluation

Composition of the application

· letter of application and curriculum vitae to demonstrate and establish experience and/or expertise in international finance and sustainable finance;

· (optional) research project ;

· recommendation letter(s)

Application deadline : August 1, 2021

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Mrs Marie LAMBERT, Professor of Finance & Vice Dean Research,

You can also send her an e-mail for any further information.

The candidates selected after examination of the files will be invited to an interview at HEC Liège during the first two weeks of August.

About HEC Liège

HEC Liège is the Management School of the University of Liège (ULiège). Located at the heart of Europe and at the crossing of the major axes of the Euregio, ULiège, as a comprehensive university, is one of the major employers in and around Liège. Its several sites generate over 5,500 direct jobs, i.e. 3,600 lecturers and researchers plus approximately 2,000 management, administrative and technical staff members who altogether meet the day-to-day needs of the institution while addressing the challenges of today's fast-evolving world.

ULiège prides itself on a genuine international dimension. The university is an active partner of a network of over 900 universities promoting the exchange of students, researchers and skills. As one of its faculties, HEC Liège is one of the leading Belgian management schools hosting graduate and postgraduate study programmes. The School counts 110 full-time faculty members and researchers and over 3,200 students, and promotes an empowering pedagogy leading students to play a proactive part in their education. The School's international vision takes a variety of forms: multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, an OpenBordersMBA, an International MBA (Morocco) several programmes in Asia, and growing internationalization of its programmes and faculty. In addition to this, its Executive School's offer of international and multilingual training programmes for companies and managers, makes HEC Liège an important player on the Belgian Executive Education market.

HEC Liège's commitment to and ongoing investment in quality improvement has been recognized through the international Accreditations AACSB and EQUIS (delivered by EFMD), for the excellence of its programmes, Faculty, student support, research, involvement within its economic context, Alumni network (15,500 worldwide) and overall organization. To date, HEC Liège is the single full management school in Belgium (from Bachelor to PhD) holding this double accreditation. The School, as well, is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (French).

Working at HEC Liège means being part of a Business School with a truly European identity. Lying at the heart of a metropolis − easily accessible by air and rail, within an hour's drive from Brussels and four from Paris, Frankfurt and London, the School shares in the ardent city's bustling economic and cultural institutions. For being affiliated to several international research and teaching networks connecting with more than 150 partner universities, it naturally encourages its lecturers and researchers to continually develop their expertise internationally.

HEC Liège offers a dynamic and entrepreneurial research and teaching environment. Each professor conducts his or her research program independently. Numerous sources of funding (internal and external) exist and give (assistant) professors the opportunity to create their own research team and to supervise doctoral students as soon as they join HEC Liège. Each professor is also responsible for the content and methodology of his or her teaching. The time allocation between the various activities is 40% for research, 40% for teaching and 20% for community service. In the early years of the appointment, the 20% of service is limited, which gives the professor the opportunity to further develop his or her research and teaching program.

HEC Liège emphasizes the human dimension of its work environment, the regional anchoring of its community service missions, the managerial relevance of its teaching and its applied research projects, let alone its fruitful inter-faculty partnerships.

HEC Liège upholds respect, tolerance, congeniality, diversity and social responsibility. It is committed to the well-being of its members and to environmental protection.

Last but not least, HEC Liège's modern and expanding campus within a city renowned for its friendliness and hospitality makes it a great place to live and work. Here are some of its assets: an excellent and cost-friendly real estate market, high quality schools offering almost free education in the School's immediate vicinity, well-developed public transport, abundant sports and leisure facilities. Not to forget Liège's excellent cultural life for being home to the Royal Opera of Wallonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a variety of renowned museums, theatres etc., or its country's enviable standard of living and development.

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: rue Louvrex 14, Liege, 4000, Belgium (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 1

London, United Kingdom  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 9 months
Positive Money www
Research Assistant
Any field
2 Jul 2021
2 Aug 2021
2 Aug 2021

Research Assistant (Part-time)


About Positive Money:

Positive Money is the leading civil society organisation re-imagining our money and banking system for the wellbeing of people, communities and the planet. We are part of a growing and collective force for economic systems change. Our mission is to reform money and banking to build a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.

To achieve this we produce groundbreaking research and policy, educate the public and politicians, penetrate the media, and mobilise the public behind people-powered campaigns. We work across four key areas: democratising money and banking, a green and fair Bank of England, a wellbeing economy, and new economy thinking. In 2021 our priority campaigns are greening the financial system (in the run up to the UK’s hosting of COP26), calling for a wellbeing economy, and demanding a fair and green economic recovery.

About the role:

Positive Money is a recognised thought-leader on central banking, the future of money and banking reform. Our work is regularly featured in the national press, including the FT, Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, City AM, and Daily Mail, and we have received support from leading figures in the UK’s main political parties.

In March 2021, Positive Money published the first edition of ‘The Green Central Banking Scorecard’, which evaluates and ranks G20 countries based on the green policies of their central banks and supervisors. The Research Assistant’s main responsibilities will be to track recent and ongoing developments in green central banking, update our database for this project, support the preparation of the next edition of the scorecard, and feed into our green finance work more broadly.

The Research Assistant may also have the opportunity to participate in other areas of our research on money and banking.

About you:

You are passionate about new economic thinking, particularly in regards to the financial system and environmental breakdown. You are intellectually curious and able to quickly absorb, organise, and concisely convey new information about often complex issues. You are a critical thinker with high attention to detail.

Positive Money is a small team that works closely together, so you will enjoy getting involved in different aspects of the organisation, chipping in where needed, juggling a range of tasks and supporting your colleagues. You could come from any background or walk of life, and share our commitment to an inclusive and diverse team, and money and banking system.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Monitor green finance policy and research developments, in both the UK and abroad
  • Manage and update the database for our Green Central Banking Scorecard
  • Support the preparation of the next edition of the Green Central Banking Scorecard
  • Support the research team to embed analysis of issues of race, class, gender, colonialism, and justice into our work on green finance
  • Support the research team in other areas of work as needed
  • Support the drafting of blogs, op-eds, policy briefings and reports

Person specification

ESSENTIAL skills and experience

  • A relevant undergraduate degree qualification (or equivalent relevant experience)

  • An interest in alternative schools of economic thought

  • Some knowledge of key concepts and recent developments in green finance

  • Some knowledge of the relevance of environmental breakdown for central banks and financial supervisors and the role they can play in mitigating it

  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to write in a concise and persuasive style using formats appropriate to the audience

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Knowledge and understanding of current UK economic policy

  • An ability to work proactively and independently, as well as part of a team

DESIRED skills and experience

  • Completed or currently completing a relevant master’s degree
  • 1-2 years relevant professional experience in academia, the private sector or a civil society organisation

Values and behaviours

  • Be self-reflective with a high degree of empathy and self-awareness
  • Be committed to our vision for a fair, democratic, and sustainable money system
  • Enjoy working with a high level of autonomy, trust, and open-mindedness
  • Be committed to working in an innovative and collaborative way
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • High degree of maturity and able to respond positively in pressured situations
  • Ability to work well alone or within a team, as required, and be self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task and manage interruptions
  • Ability to work in time-pressured situations and to meet deadlines

Terms and Conditions

Contract: The role is for a fixed term of 9 months

Salary Band 4, £24K gross per annum (pro-rata for part-time hours and 9 months contract) + 8% pension contribution

Reporting to: Senior Economist

Hours Part-time (16 to 32 hours per week, 2 to 4 days)

Holiday: 25 days per annum for full time equivalent, in addition to statutory holidays

Location: This position will be fully remote

How to apply: Read the JOB DESCRIPTION for more details about the role. Please download and fill out the APPLICATION FORM in full.

Please also submit two writing samples. These can relate to any topic and can be essays, articles,reports, blog posts, or any other form of writing. Individual authorship is preferred. Pieces that have been authorised in collaboration with others will be accepted if you detail your individual contributions.

Please email your completed application form and writing samples to

If you have any questions about the role or need any more information please contact

Closing date for applications 8am Monday 2nd August

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5 August and Friday 6 August

(Interviews will take place online)

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Remote Working, London, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: None
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 9 months
Letters of reference required: 2
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting August, 2021.

Orono, United States  •  map
Starts 2021-08-27. Duration: 2 years
School of Economics www
University of Maine, Orono www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
21 Oct 2020
15 Jan 2021
1 Aug 2021
1 Aug 2021

The School of Economics at the University of Maine is reviewing graduate applications for Fall 2021. We offer Master's degrees in Economics (MS and MA), Resource Economics & Policy (MS), and Financial Economics (MA). We also advise students in the MS and PhD programs in the Ecology and Environmental Science program and in the dual-degree Global Policy and Economics Master's program. High-qualified applicants are eligible for an assistantship package that includes tuition, some health insurance assistance, and a generous stipend. We have teaching and research assistantships available for a Fall 2021 start. Our graduate students gain valuable research experience on a variety of projects, they find great jobs after graduation, and some go on to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere. While we review applications on a rolling basis, applicants interested in assistantships should submit their applications by January 15, 2021.

Learn more about the School of Economics:

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 5782 Winslow Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 04469, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-08-27
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3

milano VAT IT03628350153, Italy  •  map
Starts 2021-09-01. Duration: 2 years
Economics www
Bocconi University (Università Bocconi) www
Other academic  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Any field  •  Business Economics  •  Management, General
21 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021

Bocconi University invites applications for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowships funded as part of the Marie Curie European Training Networks, under the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme.

The recruited ESR will join the project “Policies for Smart Specialisation” with a 2-year Marie Curie Skłodowska fellowship (see )

Further information about the position can be found here:

Skills/Qualifications Requested:

• A first-class Master’s degree (or equivalent)
• Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation skills
• Highly proficient English language skills
• Willingness to work collaboratively in a research environment.

Eligibility criteria: Pre-Doctoral Researchers (Early Stage Researchers or “ESR”)

• Must be interested in carrying out research in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation policies

• Must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Research experience is calculated from the date they obtained a qualification (Masters or equivalent) allowing them to embark on a doctorate

• At the time of recruitment, candidates must not have legally resided or have had their main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (short stays such as holidays are not counted)

• Candidates may be of any nationality


• The basic living allowance for the Early Stage Researcher Fellowships is about h (€32,000 gross per year + mobility allowance (€600/month) + family allowance (€500/month for researchers with family charges).

• The researcher shall be appointed with an employment contract limited to 24 months

Application process

Researchers interested in applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship will have to send their application to:

Candidates must include the following:

  • a copy of the Master’s degree certificate
  • a letter of motivation;
  • at least one presentation letter by a previous scientific supervisor;
  • a declaration regarding the country where they have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of application;
  • a professional-scientific CV;
  • the publication list and any additional certificate or qualification that helps demonstrate their merit (the list of qualifications and publications must be signed by the applicant);

Applications will be reviewed and the shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

The selected candidate is expected to start the position on September 1st 2021.

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Bocconi University, Via Sarfatti, 25, milano VAT IT03628350153, Milano, 20136, Italy (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 1

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).