Financial Economist at the Policy Center (m/w/d)

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, Frankfurt am Main

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE – Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe – (www.safe-frankfurt.de) in Frankfurt promotes high-quality research and independent policy advice on all aspects dealing with the structure and functioning of the financial system. It is committed to contributing to the strengthening of a sustainable and resilient financial architecture that promotes innovation and serves the needs of the economy and its citizens. Researchers from the fields of finance, economics, law, and political science collaborate at SAFE.

SAFE offers a position for a

Financial Economist at the Policy Center (m/w/d)
(Salary group E13 TV-H)

starting at the earliest possible date.

The Policy Center is SAFE's second pillar and complements the research areas. The mission of the Policy Center is to support the Institute's researchers in appropriately and effectively contributing their findings and research-based policy recommendations to the policy and regulatory debate.

The Financial Economist will contribute to the research and writing of our policy publications and assist with the organization of events and policy meetings. The position requires strong research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers in SAFE. Demonstrating a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics in Financial Economics is very important.

Your Tasks:

  • You will provide content and organizational support to the Policy Center

  • You will maintain a regular exchange with SAFE’s research team

  • You will provide substantive support to research groups in preparing comments or positions as a basis for academic policy advice

  • You will support active Policy Center projects through independent research work

  • You will identify relevant scientific literature on economics and finance, regulations, and other policy documents as well as formulate briefings on them

  • You will identify opportunities for empirical analysis for policy work, using market data and producing didactical graphs

  • You will support the design and organization of workshops, lectures, and conferences of the Policy Center

Your Profile:

  • You have an excellent university degree in economics, finance, or a similar discipline (Ph.D. desirable)

  • You demonstrate strong analytical, quantitative, and research skills

  • You show strong interest in current issues related to optimal financial regulation, ideally evidenced by relevant academic work or professional experience

  • You have a structured working style and show the ability to work in a team, independently, and have a high service orientation

  • You write and speak fluently in German and English

We offer you a dynamic and very collegial working atmosphere in an international team with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes, the creative and inspiring environment of an academic institution, the modern infrastructure and attractive working environment in the House of Finance on the Westend Campus of Goethe University Frankfurt, as well as excellent contacts to leading representatives from academia, politics, supervision, and the financial industry.

Your remuneration will be in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). We offer the possibility of working part-time.

SAFE is committed to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and therefore invites them in particular to apply.

Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references on demand. Please send the documents by mail to the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, House of Finance, Goethe University, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, 60323 Frankfurt am Main or electronically (attachments as PDF files please) to applications@safe-frankfurt.de with the reference "APPLICATION Financial Economist in Policy Center". The application deadline is May 20, 2022.

If you have any further questions, please contact Ursula Maßner (massner@safe-frankfurt.de or 069 798-30091).