postdoc in development economics

postdoc in development economics

Switzerland 30 Dec 2020
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

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The Development Economics Group (ETH-DEC) at ETH Zurich is offering a PostDoc position in Development Economics. Starting time is 01.02.2021 (or later). The position is for a period of one year, extendable to three years. 

Our research: We conduct research in applied development economics, with ongoing research projects on global inequalities, health and population economics, technologies for poverty reduction, sustainable resource extraction and consumption, development finance, and evidence-informed policy making.

Our team: We are an international team of highly motivated researchers interested in understanding the challenges and contributing to the solutions of global development. Our research group is closely linked to NADEL (www.nadel.ethz.ch ), a multidisciplinary team with a focus on linking research with practice through collaboration and communication. 

Our values: We value open discourse, diversity, and empathy. We are curious about new approaches to research and encourage public service. We go the extra mile together.

Job description

The position encourages and facilitates, first and foremost, the production of high-quality research. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising MAS theses and mentoring PhDs. Teaching is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Your profile

Candidates have a doctorate in economics, statistics or a related field, excellent prospects for publications, strong quantitative skills, and a demonstrated potential to attract research funding. Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of German or French is helpful, but not required. The ideal candidate has experience conducting research in low-income settings, and/or applying field/lab experiments, and/or machine learning. Moreover, they are excited to communicate their research to the public.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


If your goal is to contribute to global poverty reduction through science and you think you would benefit from joining our team, then we welcome your application. To apply, please submit your complete personal records (cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, two (2) example publications) online. In addition, candidates should ask for one or two academic reference letters to be sent by 30.12.2020 directly to kenneth.harttgen@nadel.ethz.ch .

For further information, please consult www.dec.ethz.ch  or contact Kenneth Harttgen at kenneth.harttgen@nadel.ethz.ch  (no applications).

We look forward to receiving your application by 05.12.2020.

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