Department of Economics

Predoctoral Fellow in Economics
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The Department of Economics at the University of Zurich invites applicants for the position of Predoctoral Research Fellow in Economics. We are a leading European research department, representing a wide range of research interests in all areas of economics.

The predoctoral fellow will receive an appointment of one year, which may be extended by one additional year, and will work closely with Prof. Anne Brenøe on projects within education, health and labor economics.

Your responsibilities

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in carrying out and developing cutting-edge empirical research. We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research. Specific responsibilities include field experiment design and supervision, data processing, data analysis, data visualization, and writing.

Your profile

The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a bachelor's or master's degree with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field. Training in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics is required.

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated, and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.

Candidates should have hands-on experience with statistical software, notably Stata. Knowledge of other statistical programs, such as Python, is welcome. Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required.

Candidates should have very good oral and written communication skills in English. Some knowledge of German is required.

What we offer

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisors in an inspiring and supportive academic environment. The predoctoral fellow will join a dynamic and diverse team of international researchers.

The predoctoral position is a full-time commitment, combines research work with learning activities, and is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in going on to do a PhD in Economics.

Place of work

Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

The ideal start of employment is May 2024. However, we will allow for an earlier or later start date. The appointment will be for one year and can be extended by an additional year.

Complete applications including a motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, a writing sample, and at least one letter of recommendation should be sent to Olga Ring (letters of recommendation can be sent separately). The screening of applications will start on January 8, 2024. We welcome applications until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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