PhD vacancy PRICL project

Chair for Private Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law and Chair for Private and Business Law, International Private and Civil Procedure Law and Comparative Law, Univesität Zürich

Department description

The Chairs headed by Prof Heiss and Prof. Schnyder are offering a position as a PhD candidate in the project on 'Principles of Re-Insurance Contract Law' (PRICL) which is sponsored by the Swiss National Funds. Conducted in cooperation with the Universities of Frankfurt am Main and Vienna, the aim of the project is to draft international 'Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law' (PRICL). For this purpose, an international research network made up of academics from countries with leading insurance sectors and from various legal families has been established.

  • PhD thesis on a topic related to the PRICL project

  • Research

  • Organisational tasks connected with the PRICL project, in particular the organisation of workshops

  • Scientific documentation of the PRICL project

Relevant qualifications required

  • Master of Law or equivalent academic degree

  • Ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of insurance law advantageous

Language skills

  • Fluency in German and English

  • Knowledge of other languages advantageous

We offer

  • the opportunity to obtain a PhD;
  • the opportunity to work in an international project with academics from countries with leading insurance sectors and different legal families as well as representatives of the (re-)insurance industry.


1 September 2015


Lehrstuhl Heiss (


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