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School/CompanyHEC Liège
Job TitleA full time research project manager (postdoctoral level) in Corporate and Market Finance
AddressRue Louvrex, 14
Job categoryResearch
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

A Research Project Manager position is available within the service of Financial Analysis led by Professor Marie Lambert, in the area of financial management (both Corporate and Market Finance). This research group is affiliated to HEC Research, the research unit of HEC Liège in the strategic field of ‘Asset and Risk Management’.
The service of Professor Lambert is made of 4 PhD researchers in Finance working on news analytics, hedge funds, smart beta and portfolio management as well as corporate finance (private equity). The Research Project Manager will oversee the research projects of the team and provide supervision and assistance to complete the projects within allotted timelines. The Research Project Manager will also assist the team in the technical and econometrical aspects of the projects and perform day-to-day management of the projects of the service as well as monitoring their progress. He will also be directly involved in the scientific part of several
projects and papers. More details on job description and time allowance between the different tasks below.
Research projects conducted by the team are both fundamental and applied (sponsored by industry). In both cases, the Research Project Manager will work with assigned project team members under the supervision of Prof. Marie Lambert to improve the projects with the objective of publishing in top leading journals. The Research Project Manager will also provide research assistance to Professor Marie Lambert.
About HEC Liège
HEC® Liège is the management school of the University of Liège. HEC® Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 full-time faculty members and researchers and more than 2500 students. HEC® Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy leading students to contribute actively to their own education. The international vision of HEC® Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and
The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in, quality improvement has been recognized through prestigious international accreditations: HEC Liège has become the 1st complete Belgian business school hold both AACSB and EQUIS institutional accreditations.
HEC® Liège also holds the EPAS award for each of its three main programmes: the Master in Management, the Master in Business Engineering, and the Doctoral Program. The specialization “Banking and Asset Management” of the Master in Management has recently been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HEC® Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

HEC® Liège is located in Liège, Belgium’s third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region. At the heart of Europe, Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the seventh freight airport in Europe. Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical heritage, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 30 km from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 km from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Cologne, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
A description of the HEC® Liège work environment can be found at:

1. Job description :
• Directly contribute to research projects (70% allowance) among the current or future projects led by Prof. Marie Lambert
• Provide research assistance (30% allowance)

o Monitor current research team projects progress towards publication in top leading journals;
o Make a first review of the current research projects;
o Data preparation and analysis.

Percentages can be discussed during the interview.

2. Your profile :
• You have a PhD in economics, management or applied mathematics with a specialization in finance;
• The candidate should demonstrate research interests in several topics among the following: news analytics, hedge funds, smart beta and portfolio management or corporate finance (private equity and venture capital);
• Proven research skills (with publications record) and leadership ability;
• Strong writing and oral communication skills;
• Languages: english and french. The knowledge of french is considered as an asset.

3. Your contract :
The postdoctoral researcher will be hired for an initial period of 1 year extended to 4 years (in total, 1+3) upon a positive evaluation after the first year. The Research Project Manager is expected to start in September/October 2019.

4. Application package :
- Motivation letter and curriculum vitae showing the experience/expertise of the candidate in conducting research in finance and managing a research team;
- 2 recommendation letters

Interested candidates should send their application to Prof. Marie Lambert, before 1st August 2019 (extended if the job position has not been fulfilled). Further information can be obtained at the same address.

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Expiry date2019/08/01