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Position: Research Assistant/Hilfsassistent/-in
Institution: Universität Basel
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duties: Your tasks will mainly involve quantitative data analyses. We can make far better progress on our research with support from a motivated student like you on the following tasks: Quantitative data analysis, research, and coding, including: Raw data pre-processing, data analysis and visualization; Quantitative analysis of economic, financial, and performance variables; Initial broad summary of the field's background and relevant literature
Requirements: The assistantship will require: A curious, motivated, and creative mindset; Quantitative data analysis skills in R, Matlab, Stata, Python (or similar); Understanding of basic financial and economic concepts; Experience and deep understanding of statistical analysis techniques; Excellent writing and communication skills in English; Basic experience with LaTeX; Motivation to learn new research topics and tools; Team spirit and interest in collaborative projects; We are looking for a candidate who: already holds a bachelor's degree; is registered within the University of Basel, preferably in a Masters program at the faculty of business and economics; comes with a background in Economics, Finance, Quantitative Social Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics with a keen interest in finance and economics
   
Text: Research Assistant / Hilfsassistent/-in 20% The Professorship of Corporate Finance (Prof. Ola Mahmoud) in the Faculty of Business and Economics invites applications for a Research Assistant (Hilfsassistent/-in) position with a 20% appointment. We are looking for a motivated student who already holds a bachelor degree at the time of application. Start date: October 1, 2019 Duration of the contract: initially for one semester and potentially extendable for another semester. The project This research project is jointly run and supervised by Prof. Ola Mahmoud (WWZ) and Prof. Lisa Goldberg (University of California at Berkeley, USA). The broad topic lies within sports economics. Professional sports offers a unique opportunity for labor market and corporate finance research, with wide ranging applications across other economics and finance fields. Moreover, comprehensive data over a long history are freely available, and changes in market structure and business rules over the years create interesting natural experiments that offer opportunities for analysis and potentially interesting insights. We are particularly interested in understanding the labor and financial economics of the professional NBA (National Basketball Association); that is how salary structures, salary caps, contract structures, free agency, player valuations, corporate team structure, etc. affect the individual teams' performance. Your position Your tasks will mainly involve quantitative data analyses. We can make far better progress on our research with support from a motivated student like you on the following tasks: • Quantitative data analysis, research, and coding, including: • Raw data pre-processing, data analysis and visualization • Quantitative analysis of economic, financial, and performance variables • Initial broad summary of the field's background and relevant literature Your profile The assistantship will require: • A curious, motivated, and creative mindset • Quantitative data analysis skills in R, Matlab, Stata, Python (or similar) • Understanding of basic financial and economic concepts • Experience and deep understanding of statistical analysis techniques • Excellent writing and communication skills in English • Basic experience with LaTeX • Motivation to learn new research topics and tools • Team spirit and interest in collaborative projects We are looking for a candidate who: • already holds a bachelor's degree; • is registered within the University of Basel, preferably in a Masters program at the faculty of business and economics; • comes with a background in Economics, Finance, Quantitative Social Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics with a keen interest in finance and economics. We offer you We offer a dynamic working environment in a team of international scholars and a collaboration with researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. We hope that, through this assistantship, you can also acquire various tangible and intangible skills that might eventually push you forward in your future career. Application / Contact Please submit the following application documents: (i) a brief statement of motivation, interests, and background; (ii) a detailed CV; (iii) transcripts/grades of your bachelor degree courses; (iv) your bachelor degree certificate; (v) a sample of academic writing, preferably your bachelor thesis (or similar); (vi) the name and email address of one or two academic references to be contacted for a recommendation letter. To apply or to obtain more information, please send an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Ola Mahmoud: ola.mahmoud@unibas.ch Closing date: September 1, 2019 (or when the position is filled) www.unibas.ch
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