Netherlands : PhD Candidate in Financial Law: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive


As a PhD in Financial Law, you will conduct doctoral research on the protection that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) offers clients of investment services. The nature of this research is primarily legal. In addition, insights from behavioural finance will be applied to study MiFID II.
A research stay abroad and a work period at a financial institution are options that may be provided.

Work environment

You will be appointed at the Institute for Financial Law (IFR) of the Faculty of Law at Radboud University Nijmegen. The IFR conducts research in close cooperation with legal practice.
The IFR is part of the Business and Law Research Centre, a collaboration between the Faculty of Law and a number of leading law firms and multinational corporations. Thanks to the ongoing exchange of knowledge and experience between science and practice research results are achieved that benefit both the science of law and legal practice.

What we expect from you

Preferably, you obtained your Master’s degree with a thesis on a financial law subject. You have a demonstrable interest in financial law as evidenced by your choice of Master’s subjects and/or student internship. You are able to communicate clearly in Dutch as well in English, both in writing and verbally. You are also able to conduct academic research independently as evidence by your Master’s thesis and/or publications. You have perseverance and willpower, a strong analytical mind, the ability to work independently, and a talent for organization.

What we have to offer

We offer you:
– employment: 1,0 fte;
– a maximum gross monthly salary of € 3,831 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10);
– in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
– duration of the contract: 4 years;
– you will be classified as a PhD Candidate (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Further Information

Application Deadline : 28 October 2014

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