Research Associate / Ph.D. Student in Private Markets (m/f/d)

University of St. Gallen
September 22, 2023
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Research Associate / Ph.D. Student in Private Markets (m/f/d)

50-70 % (unlimited, under mutual agreement)

Your tasks

The Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen seeks to hire a Research Associate (PhD Position). This position should be of particular interest to candidates interested in pursuing an academic-oriented PhD at the Chair of Private Markets and Alternative Investments. The researcher will benefit from hands-on experience with research methods and opportunities to work closely with national and international corporate partners and potential references at the world's leading academic institutions. This position provides excellent opportunities to develop valuable analytic skills and gain deep insights into diverse areas of Private Markets that are applicable to a broad spectrum of exciting career paths ranging from academia to central banking and financial services industry. The Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance work environment is informal, intellectually stimulating, and exciting.

Your profile

Candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the PhD program in Finance at the University of St.Gallen (GPEF), with the doctoral supervisor being Prof. Dr. Tereza Tykvová. Since recently, University of St.Gallen is a member of the Swiss Finance Institute.

The candidate should fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Outstanding Master's degree in economics/finance or a related field from a leading university or business school
  • Strong interest in private markets
  • Demonstrated suitability to work on analytical problems and solid empirical analysis skills
  • Previous research experience in private markets or corporate finance is a definite plus
  • First practical experience in a profession closely related to private markets is a plus
  • The Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG) is known for its innovative research and executive education activities in the field of banking and finance and, as a reliable partner and part of the University of St.Gallen, promotes the dialogue between science and practice. The institute with its approximately 30 employees cooperates on an interdisciplinary basis with a number of institutes and universities in Switzerland and abroad. You can find more information about us on our website.

    Before you submit your application, please ensure that your degree matches the formal requirements to enroll in a PhD program at the University of St.Gallen.

    Please upload a single PDF file including your CV, a short motivation letter, transcript of Bachelor and Master grades, and an exemplary piece of academic writing (your Master thesis or a term paper) in the application platform. In addition, please provide contacts of at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately. We are looking forward to your online-application.

    We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

    Inspirational Work Environment Executive Education Network Family & Career Equal Opportunities Fit and Healthy Inspirational Work Environment

    At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

    Executive Education

    We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.


    We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

    Family & Career

    We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

    Equal Opportunities

    The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

    Fit and Healthy

    We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

    Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

    For job-related questions

    Prof. Dr. Tereza Tykvová Chair of Private Markets and Alternative Investments Tel.: +41 71 224 7090 [email protected]

    «Are you looking for the opportunity to use and expand your skills alongside your studies? I look forward to receiving your application.»

    Elvedina Sljivar Co-Head of Institute, HR Department Tel.: +41 71 224 70 34 [email protected]

    «Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your application.»

    Your place of work University of St.Gallen

    «A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

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