Research Group Digital Financial Services and Cross-Organisational Digital Transformations (FINATRAX)

We are Hiring

FINATRAX emphasises diversity
Our team consists of international researchers with backgrounds in technology, management and other fields. They share a common interest in applying their knowledge to solve the big-think challenges of the future. The group fosters an interdisciplinary atmosphere in which researchers contribute to creating the link between technology, industry, and society. In fact, our primary objective is to use the next generation of IT technologies to make a difference in the world.

What doesn’t matter

It does not matter what background you have, as long as you have the interest and desire to work in interdisciplinary teams. Our team members come from backgrounds including: computer science, economics, engineering, finance, information systems, management, mathematics, physics, political sciences, psychology, social sciences, and related programmes.

Working in our group can prepare you for both industry and academia, depending on your preferences.”
Portrait photo of Gilbert Fridgen

Gilbert Fridgen

Head of the FINATRAX Research Group and PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services

What You Need

We’re looking for in general:

  • A desire to deliver the best solutions in the highest quality
  • Fun to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Motivation, self-initiative, flexibility, and willingness to work
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Solution-oriented working habits
  • The willingness to assume responsibility
  • An excellent degree
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Not required: Knowledge of French, German, and Luxembourgish

Post-docs should further have:

  • Excellent knowledge in research methods
  • Experience in publishing high-quality research
  • Publications in top 10% journals (according to Scopus, published or under review)
  • Willingness to guide PhD students
  • Willingness to write grant proposals and pursue industry partnerships
  • Desirable: Experience in research projects or industry collaboration

What You Can Learn

Expertise in Research
By conducting research with an experienced team, you will get to know the practices of academic research and writing, enhance your methodical and analytical abilities, but also learn to know businesses‘ current and future challenges. In this respect, the great variety of competences within the team, owing to the different backgrounds of all colleagues, is a great advantage and will help you to acquire diverse skills yourself.

Personal and Social Soft Skills
In research teams, you will be challenged to think outside the box and develop trendsetting approaches for different research projects. You will improve your ability to make your point in a structured and understandable way, fitted to the respective target group. You will train to confidently present yourself in front of an audience. Over time, our team members will have opportunities to gain leadership experience by assuming responsibility of strategic or organisational topics and by guiding the next generation.

Entrepreneurial Abilities
In our research projects, you will gain practical experience and will learn to deal with companies as clients. You will develop pragmatic and innovative solutions, and implement those together with a team of colleagues and industry partners. A career at the FINATRAX Research Group prepares you for careers in both, industry and academia.