Post-doctoral or PhD Researcher in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Political Economy (# of pos: 2)

Post-doctoral or PhD Researcher in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Political Economy (# of pos: 2)

Suisse 14 mars 2023
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

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Post-doctoral or PhD Researcher in Applied Macroeconomics and/or Political Economy

The Chair of Applied Macroeconomics is associated to KOF Swiss Economic Institute  and part of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics  (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich. We are looking for a Post-doctoral or PhD Researcher 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 spectrum of different methodologies, ranging from sophisticated panel econometrics to time-series approaches and random control procedures. Using these and other estimation techniques, it addresses current macroeconomic policy problems, drawing on data at the national level 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 related research questions. The focus of this position will be on research. Depending upon your preferences, it might furthermore involve a small teaching load. 

We offer

We offer internationally competitive working conditions. The starting date is open and its duration will initially be for 18 months with the prospect of a further extension to up to in total six years. Gross salary will be in accordance with the regulations of the ETH Zürich .

Your profile

We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a PhD in Economics or interested in acquiring one. You should have the potential to conduct high-quality research, show curiosity about the topics of the Chair and have a strong preference pursuing an academic career. An excellent command of English is required; a good command of German is recommended.

We support the career of women in economics and we encourage females to apply.

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.


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

  • Motivation letter with a short description of your research interests 
  • CV 
  • Complete academic transcript with undergraduate and graduate courses 
  • Diplomas/certificates  
  • Example of a scientific paper you have recently written 
  • Contact information of potential references 

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. For further information about our Chair, please visit our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Sabrina Humbel, by e-mail (no applications). 

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website  to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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