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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.

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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

Lausanne, Switzerland  •  map
Starts 2022-09-01. Duration: 1 year
College of Management of Technology www
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne www
Research Assistant
International Finance/Macro  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary
3 Dec 2021
15 Jan 2022
15 Jan 2022

Chair of International Finance (CFI) at the College of Management of Technology (CDM) of EPFL has an opening for a postdoctoral position starting in September 2022. The position is for one year, renewable up to four years.

Deadline for applications: We recommend applications to be submitted before January 15, 2022. Applications will be processed starting immediately. Applications include: letter of interest, CV, one to three papers and three recommendation letters.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Economics; Research interests in open-economy macroeconomics and/or macroeconomics; Fluency in English.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop a research program in the areas of interest of CFI; to collaborate in the existing research programs; to contribute to the existing research and educational programs. We offer excellent working conditions, an environment strongly conducive to academic research and competitive compensation.

Please submit your application following the advertisement on the webpage:

ODY 2 05 (Odyssea)
Station 5
CH-1015 Lausanne

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cristina Martinucci at

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Location of job: EPFL CDM, Odyssea Building, Lausanne, Vaud, 1015, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting February, 2021.
Application deadline: 15 Jan 2022 midnight UTC

Oxford, United Kingdom  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 2 years
Faculty of Philosophy www
University of Oxford www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
11 Nov 2021
5 Jan 2022
5 Jan 2022

Pre-doctoral Research Fellow in Economics

Location: Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, OX2 0AN, UK

Grade 6: Salary in the range £29,614 - £35,326p.a.

Applications are invited for a Pre-doctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the Global Priorities Institute (GPI).

You will conduct Economics research within guidelines provided by the Assistant Director of GPI, as well as contributing to the planning of the Global Priorities Institute’s economics research and the organisational development of our research group. You will manage your own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by the Assistant Director of the Institute. You will also provide research assistance to GPI researchers and faculty in the Department of Economics. For research assistance, we will try to match the successful candidate with a faculty member at the Department of Economics at Oxford with related research interests, or with another economist affiliated with GPI.

You will be a member of GPI’s growing economics research team. GPI sits formally within the Faculty of Philosophy but you will engage closely with Oxford’s Department of Economics, one of the world’s leading economics departments. GPI is located in Trajan House in central Oxford, a building shared with the Future of Humanity Institute, which is also part of the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Centre for Effective Altruism. You will have access to open plan desk space in the Department of Economics in addition to workspace at GPI. You will have the opportunity to attend seminars and to enrol in an Economics MPhil graduate option class, subject to approval. The role offers an opportunity for those considering working towards a doctorate in Economics to build invaluable experience in research at a world leading Institution.

The postholder is required to hold a first degree in economics or a closely related discipline, together with some relevant experience (students in the final year of their undergraduate degree are welcome to apply). Also essential is outstanding academic ability, an ability to manage your own research and excellent communication skills. In addition, the fellow must possess an interest in Global Priorities research and an interest in pursuing economics research at the doctorate level.

The post is fixed-term from the date of appointment for one or two years depending on the successful candidate’s preference, and is anticipated to start in September 2022 (flexible). Subject to HMRC regulations and the availability of funding, a relocation allowance may be available to support with a move to Oxford.

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Applications for this post are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 January.

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Location of job: Global Priorities Institute, Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, OX2 0AN, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2022.
Application deadline: 5 Jan 2022 midnight UTC

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