Research Assistant in the field of banking and finance, commercial law, and sustainable finance

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Institute of Law
Research Assistant in the field of banking and finance, commercial law, and sustainable finance
50-60 %

The Department of Commercial and Business Law of the University of Zurich and the Research Network for Sustainable Finance is seeking to fill the position of a Research Assistant as of 01.01.2022 or 01.02.2022 at the Chair for Law & Finance under the direction of Professor Kern Alexander. Employment would provisionally be for 6-12 months in the first instance, with a possibility of extension depending on the candidate's performance and upon mutual agreement.
Your responsibilities
  • Research pertaining to the Swiss Code of Obligations and related regulations for banking and financial services law, investment law/pension fund, and corporate law interacts with environmental sustainability/climate change regulation
  • Administrative duties at the chair, contribution (including multi-media) to teaching, exams and conferences, and research for publications and scientific projects.

Your profile
  • Fluency in both English and German (both C1/C2)
  • Graduates (MLaw / lic. iur. / MSc of Economics) or Master's degree students in their second year of study
  • Above-average grades
  • Great interest in International/European/Swiss corporate, commercial and financial law/regulation, and environmental law and related sustainability issues.
  • Desirable: affinity to CMS, web design, and multi-media production

What we offer
Besides the chance to work in a vibrant and international academic environment at a leading law faculty in Switzerland and abroad, we offer the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant on behalf of the Chair of Law & Finance in a diverse and interesting intellectual environment and interaction with Swiss and international organisations (OECD & WTO) and multinational banks.
Find further information about employment at UZH: Welcome to the University of Zurich
Place of work
Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zurich
Start of employment
1 January 2022 or 1 February 2022
Please send your complete application (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts, letters of recommendation, language certificates if relevant) by 15.12.2021.
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