CfA: Research Assistant (f/m/x) (60% position), ‘Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in China as a Tool of Innovation for Global Technological Leadership’


We invite applications for a position as Research Assistant (f/m/x) (60% position).

The position is limited for two years and will support the externally funded research project ‘Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in China as a Tool of Innovation for Global Technological Leadership’. The project runs in association with the Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics (SGC) and the Frankfurt Institute for Private Equity and M&A (FIPEMA) at Frankfurt School.

Your tasks include independent quantitative and qualitative research on China’s (corporate) venture capital market including econometric data analysis; drafting papers with the aim of publishing it in leading scientific journals, and support of the management of the project including preparation of scientific colloquiums and conferences as well as expert interviews.

The starting date of the position is April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a candidate with a proven interest in China and a postgraduate degree in finance or related fields. We require econometric skills and very good command of English; Mandarin and German is a plus. The candidate could be a PhD-student.

We offer an exciting and dynamic position with a variety of development opportunities at a top-level business school in the heart of Europe. The project leads to strong co-operation with Chinese scientific and professional institutions. Gross annual salary is matching standard academic salaries of German universities.

The city of Frankfurt is ranked 7th worldwide in the latest Mercer “Quality of Living“-Ranking. The Frankfurt School offers a state of the art campus and stimulating research environment, with attractive research funding and all the opportunities of a vibrant private business school. We value diversity and seek talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The Frankfurt School is an equal opportunities employer.

Are you interested?

Please submit your application, including your CV and a cover letter by E-Mail to Ms. Kerstin Schwarz.

For inquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Grote, Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Private Equity and M&A by E-Mail, or Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, Head of the Sino-German Center by E-Mail.