PhD Position in Macroeconomics
ETH Zurich

PhD Position in Macroeconomics

The Chair of Applied Macroeconomics is associated with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute and is part of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich. We are looking for a Postdoctoral (equivalent to a non-tenured Assistant Professor) 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 range of different methodologies, from sophisticated panel econometrics to time series approaches and random control procedures. It uses these and other estimation techniques to address topical 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 or an interest in obtaining one. You should have experience or the potential to conduct high-quality research, be curious about the topics of the chair and KOF, and have a strong preference for an academic career. Excellent English language skills are required; good German language skills are recommended. We support the careers of women in economics and encourage female candidates to apply.

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 years, depending on age and qualification. The gross salary is according to the regulations of the ETH Zürich.

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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.

Curious? So are we.

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/or 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 or application procedure should be directed to our KOF HR Services (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

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.

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