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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 beatrice.manca@econ.uzh.ch (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 beatrice.manca@econ.uzh.ch. (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

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 https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/ 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.

Qualifications

  • 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: ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org

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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

Zürich, Switzerland  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 24 months
Department of Economics www
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Political Economy
31 Aug 2021
23 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021
30 Sep 2021

Predoctoral Fellow in Economics

Globalization and Labor Markets, University of Zurich

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich invites applications for the position of a Predoctoral Fellow in Economics. The predoctoral fellow receives an appointment of 18-24 months at the Department of Economics and will work closely with Prof. David Dorn.

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in developing cutting-edge empirical research. It will support research projects on labor markets, globalization, technological change, and political economy.

We expect to involve the candidate in different stages of research. Specific responsibilities include obtaining, organizing and cleaning data, analysing data using statistical software, presenting results, and writing documentations and reports.

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. Knowledge of German is not required.

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisor 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 late 2021 or early 2022. The end date of the position is in summer/fall 2023.

Complete applications including motivation letter, CV, academic transcripts, and at least 2 letters of reference should be sent to economicsrecruiting@econ.uzh.ch (reference letters can be sent separately). The screening of applications will start on September 24, 2021.

To apply, send a message to economicsrecruiting@econ.uzh.ch. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 24 months
Letters of reference required: 2

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