Research Associate/PhD Student in Risk Management

University of St. Gallen


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Research Associate / Ph.D. Student in Risk Management

The Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen seeks to hire Research Associates (PhD
Position). These positions should be of particular interest to candidates interested in pursuing an academicoriented PhD at the Chair for Risk Management and Insurance (see for details).

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

This position provides excellent opportunities to develop valuable analytic skills and gain deep insights into
diverse areas of risk management and insurance that are applicable to a broad spectrum of exciting career paths.
The Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) is known for its innovative research and executive education
activities in the field of insurance and financial services and, as a reliable partner and part of the University of
St.Gallen, promotes the dialogue between science and practice. Founded in 1949, the institute with its
approximately 35 employees cooperates on an interdisciplinary basis with a number of institutes and universities
in Switzerland and abroad. You can find more information about us and our institute on our

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We are looking forward
to your application. Candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the PhD program at the University of
St. Gallen, with the doctoral supervisor being Professor Dr. Hato Schmeiser.

The candidate should fulfil the following qualifications:

• Outstanding Master's degree in business/management or a related field from a leading university or
business school
• Strong interest in risk management and insurance
• Demonstrated suitability to work on analytical problems
• Previous research experience in an insurance-related environment is a plus
• Can work collaboratively in a team environment
• Communicates effectively in English

Before you submit your application, please ensure that your degree matches the requirements to enroll in a PhD
program at the University of St. Gallen. Please send a single PDF file including your CV, a short motivation letter,
transcript of grades, and an exemplary piece of academic writing (your Master thesis or a term paper) in your
application to

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Hato Schmeiser via Email or phone (0041 71 224 3650)

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