Predoctoral Research Associate in Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Zurich (Universität Zürich)
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - International Trade - Labor; Demographic Economics - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Public Economics - Urban; Rural; Regional Economics - Political Economy
Position type(s): Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Schönberggasse 1, Zurich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 20 months
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 15 Sep 2020 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 18 Aug 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2020.
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Predoctoral Research Associate in Economics at the Chair of Globalization and Labor Markets, University of Zurich

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich invites applications for the position of a Full-Time Predoctoral Research Associate in Economics. The Research Associate 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.

Specific responsibilities include obtaining, organizing and cleaning data, analysing data using statistical software, presenting results, and writing documentations and reports

Job Qualifications:

Experience: Candidates should have hands-on experience with statistical software,
ideally Stata. Formal post-undergraduate professional experience is not required.
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.
Communication: Good oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge
of German 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

The Pre-Doc is a full-time position with a flexible start date in late 2020 or early 2021. The end date of the position is in summer/fall 2022.

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, 2020.

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