PhD Student Digital Finance, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

at Bern Business School
Published October 30, 2022
Location Bern, Switzerland
Category Data Science  
Job Type Scholarship  




Collaboration on an exciting (SNSF-funded) research project at the intersection of P2P Lending, Machine Learning, and Credit Risk Modelling.

Writing a doctoral dissertation and scientific articles for publication in leading international scientific journals

Participation in the solicitation of third-party funding for research

Aid for teaching in the department of Finance, Accounting, and Tax

Possibility to pursue a doctorate in partnership with a preeminent international university, the University of Twente in Netherlands
(Department of High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship, Section IEBIS)


Competitive salary in line with the SNSF regulations (, about 47k CHF/ year plus social benefits.

Additional comments

Duration of PhD studies is expected to be four years.

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Offer Requirements

    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent


Master's degree in economics or a related field (e.g. statistics, mathematics, industrial engineering) or are about to graduate with a master's degree.

Experience with or enthusiasm for quantitative empirical analyses and exceptional statistical application skills (Stata, R, Python)

Knowledge of quantitative modeling of financial markets, econometrics, machine learning/AI, or empirical quantitative research should ideally be very strong.

You are proficient in both written and spoken English.

Persistence, enthusiasm, and enjoyment in scientific work.