Postdoctoral or Senior Assistant in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Political Economy (100%)

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The Chair of Applied Macroeconomics is associated with KOF Swiss Economic Institute  and part of the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics  (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Assistant (equivalent to a non-tenured Assistant Professor) in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Political Economy. 

Project background

The Chair’s expertise lies in the empirical analysis of broad macroeconomic and policy-relevant topics. The Chair’s empirical work employs a wide range of different methodologies, from sophisticated panel econometrics to time series approaches and random control procedures. Using these and other estimation techniques, it addresses current macroeconomic policy issues, drawing on national-level data as well as geospatial information and microeconomic firm, household and other types of data.

Job description

You will apply econometric methods using macro and/or microeconomic data to answer policy-relevant macroeconomic and political economy research questions. The focus of the position will be on research. Depending on your preferences, there may also be a small teaching load. 

Your profile

  • We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a PhD in economics.
  • You should have experience in conducting high-quality research, be curious about the topics of the chair and KOF, and have a strong preference for an academic career.
  • An excellent command of English is required; a good command of German is recommended.

We offer

ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. The starting date is open and the duration is initially 18 months with the prospect of a further extension up to a total of six to twelve years, depending on age and qualification. The gross salary is according to the regulations of the ETH Zürich .

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation with a brief description of your research interests
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Your doctoral thesis and an example of recent academic work
  • Diplomas/certificates 
  • Contact details of potential references

Please note that we only accept applications via our online application portal. Applications submitted by email or post will not be considered.

For more information about our Chair, please visit our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to KOF Human Resources by email at [email protected] (no applications). 

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