Post-doctoral Researcher in Public Finance

Country: Switzerland;

City: Zurich

Vacancy added: 02.01.2019

Employer: ETH Zurich

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. KOF Swiss Economic Institute is the leading institute for research in applied economics in Switzerland ( The Public Economics division at KOF focuses on empirical research related to the public finance situation in Switzerland with a particular focus on local public finances, corporate taxation and/or social security systems. The starting date of this position is subject to negotiation.

Post-doctoral Researcher in Public Finance

You will apply empirical methods using macro- and/or microeconomic data to answer policy-relevant research questions in the field of Swiss public finance. The focus of this position will be on theory-driven applied research. In general, the duration of the position will initially be for one year with the prospect of further extensions to up to in total six years. Gross salary will be in accordance with the regulations of the ETH Zurich.

We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a PhD in Economics. You should have the potential to conduct high-quality research and show a clear interest in the public finance situation of Switzerland. An excellent command of German is required; a good command of English and French is recommended.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a motivation letter with a short description of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a complete academic transcript with undergraduate and graduate courses, copies of diplomas/certificates and contact information for 2-3 potential referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Unless a job offer is rejected, candidates who are invited for an interview will be reimbursed for travel expenses. The screening of applications will start January 1st, 2019 and the position will remain open until this ad is removed from our job openings website.
For further information about our division, please visit our division website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Katharina Bloch, by e-mail (no applications).

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