Two PhD Scholarships at Aarhus University



Aarhus BSS Graduate School, Aarhus University invites applications for two Early Stage Researchers (ERS) PhD scholarships in the Marie Skłodowska -Curie ITN BigDataFinance programme. The positions are available from 1 February 1th, 2016.


Title: Financial Econometrics with High-Frequency Data and News Announcements

Description of the research project:

Two PhD scholarships (each corresponding to 36 months) are available within the area of “Financial Econometrics with High-Frequency Data and News Announcements”. The Scholarships are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) within the Innovative Training Network (ITN) Marie Skłodowska -Curie Actions programme, BigDataFinance. The candidate will be a member of the BigDataFinance partner network.

The successful candidates will be enrolled at Economics and Business Economics PhD programme at Aarhus BSS Graduate School, Aarhus University and will be affiliated with CREATES, Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series, at Aarhus University.

For a more detailed description of CREATES, please visit the website at

BigDataFinance provides doctoral training in sophisticated data-driven risk management and research at the crossroads of Finance and Big Data for 13 researchers. The main objectives are i) to meet an increasing commercial demand for well-trained researchers experienced in both Big Data techniques and Finance and ii) to develop and implement new quantitative and econometric methods for empirical finance and risk management with large and complex datasets. To achieve the objectives, the emphasis is put on exploiting big data techniques to manage and use datasets that are too large and complex to process with conventional methods. For more information, please visit:

Nr of positions available : 2

Research Fields


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Salary will be according to EU Marie Curie ITN regulations.

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