Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Vlerick Centre for Financial Services

The Vlerick Centre for Financial Services is a sector-focussed research centre, close to the business world and focussed on delivering sector-specific research. To strengthen this research centre Vlerick Business School is currently looking for a senior scientific staff member.

Your Responsibilities

As researcher in the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services (CFS), you will…

  • Conduct research on financial services management for the research centre activities in collaboration with faculty and other researchers. This includes:
    • Planning research projects in the domain of financial services regulation, financial- and business management.
    • Desk research: e.g., finding and synthesising relevant publications
    • Collecting data/field research (survey, secondary data, contacting research partners,…)
    • Analysing data
  • Disseminate knowledge to a business audience by writing research for business papers, executive reports and articles and summarize/present research findings (also from others) to both business and academic audiences
  • Defining relevant research projects together with Vlerick faculty and with the CFS corporate partners
  • Stay up to date about the trends and dynamics in the financial services industry
  • Provide general support for the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services activities

Your Profile

  • You have a PhD degree and a research mind-set
  • Business experience in the financial sector is a strong plus
  • You have a broad interest in the financial services sector (macro-, financial-, business- and operations aspects)
  • You have a strong business/client focus with good communication skills
  • You have good analytic skills
  • You want to conduct research for business with a strong academic foundation
  • You have no problem working on a portfolio of different projects
  • You are fluent in English
  • You can work autonomously but you are also a good team player
  • You have a proactive, entrepreneurial attitude and a go-to-market mind-set
  • You have good writing, computing and organisational skills
  • Located preferably Vlerick campus Brussels

This function has no people management responsibilities

Our Offer

  • Autonomy, responsibility and challenging work
  • The opportunity to become a financial services sector expert
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • Learning and growth opportunities


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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Vlerick Centre for Financial Services

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