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Zürich, Switzerland  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Department of Economics www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
7 Sep 2021
29 Apr 2022
29 Apr 2022

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich invites applications for the position of a Predoctoral Fellow in Economics. The predoctoral fellow will work closely with Prof. Anne Brenøe on research projects in the fields of gender economics, child development, and labor economics.

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in developing cutting-edge empirical research. We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research. Specific responsibilities include obtaining, organizing and cleaning data, analyzing data using statistical software, presenting results, writing documentations and reports, and supporting the design and execution of a field experiment.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: This position is usually filled by those with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, mathematics, statistics, or related fields. Training in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics is required.
  • Experience: Candidates should have hands-on experience with statistical software, ideally Stata. Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required.
  • Time Management: Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
  • Communication: Good oral and written communication skills in English (and preferably also in German).·

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisors in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment.

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.

This position has a flexible start date in the fall 2021. The appointment will be for one year and may be extended by one additional year.

Complete applications including motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, and at least 2 letters of reference should be sent to (reference letters can be sent separately). The screening of applications will start on September 15, 2021. We might hire two pre-docs and we therefore welcome applications (and have the ad open) until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2

Philadelphia, United States  •  map
Starts 2022-07-01. Duration: 2 years
Arthur van Benthem www
University of Pennsylvania www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Development; Growth  •  Environmental; Ag. Econ.
14 Oct 2021
1 Dec 2021
2 Dec 2021

Professors Arthur van Benthem and Susanna Berkouwer (Wharton) are looking for a full-time pre-doctoral research analyst. You will work with us on research in environment, energy and development economics. See for details.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: 1354 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2022-07-01
Job duration: 2 years

Princeton, United States  •  map
Starts 2022-07-01. Duration: 1 year
Princeton University www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
International Trade
16 Oct 2021
1 Dec 2021
1 Dec 2021


The International Economics Section has an opening for a Research Assistant (i.e., Senior Research Specialist). This position offers an ideal transitional job for recent graduates who are interested in international economics and are considering further studies in economics. It offers the opportunity to see what a career doing frontier academic research involves.


The successful candidate will gain experience working with some of the world’s leading researchers in international economics. They will be expected to assemble and manage data sets, to program and simulate non-linear models, and to assist faculty members in all aspects of their research.

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.


  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics/econometrics.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA.
  • Knowledge of Matlab, Mathematica, or other programming Packages such as Python, R, and Fortran that are used for economic modeling.

The successful applicant will begin in the summer of 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement.

Please apply online using Requisition # 2021-13555 through Careers.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Location of job: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Department of Economics, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2022-07-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3

Coventry, United Kingdom  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
Federico Rossi www
University of Warwick www
Research Assistant
Various fields
Development; Growth  •  Econometrics  •  Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary  •  Any field
17 Oct 2021
19 Oct 2021
12 Nov 2021

Federico Rossi ( and Tommaso Porzio ( are looking for a part-time research assistant for a CEPR-funded project titled "Unpacking Economic Development: Evidence from Cohort- and Region-Level Data".

The Research Assistant will work on the development and analysis of a dataset on several quantities of interest in the process of economic growth at a more disaggregated level than previously available. The Research Assistant should be proficient in the use of standard econometric packages (such as STATA and R) and in the analysis of micro-level data such as labor force surveys.

The post can start immediately, is for 12 months in the first instance, and will involve an average of about 20 hours of work per week. The work can be performed remotely, within the UK. Applications are welcome from both current PhD students and MSc students looking to gain some research experience.

Application deadline: October 19th.

To apply and for more information please visit:

For informal enquiries, please write to and

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Location of job: Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL:, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2021.

St. Louis, United States  •  map
Flexible start date.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
29 Jul 2021
15 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. Start dates for this search are in the Spring or Summer of 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with, learn, and engage with our reputable economist staff, visiting fellows and scholars. Former St. Louis RAs have continued their careers in other Bank divisions, in PhD programs, and in the private sector. More Information can be found in the RAjobs link below under the success stories tab.

Visit for a detailed overview of the RA position.

What are the day-to-day activities?

  • Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
  • Utilize Excel and statistical packages such as Stata, R, Matlab, Julia, Python, and SAS.
  • Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
  • Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
  • Write short articles or assist economists in developing short articles and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
  • Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.


  • A GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, econometrics, or quantitative economics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics, including coursework in Calculus II, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, and Differential equations
  • Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below:

NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.

For questions or concerns, contact:

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Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, Mo, 63102, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Application deadline: 15 Oct 2021 midnight UTC

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