Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural Economics

Country: Switzerland;

City: Zurich

Vacancy added: 01.02.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 22.03.2019


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. The Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, led by Prof. Dr. Robert Finger, uses different quantitative methods to investigate agricultural policies and agricultural risk management instruments with a focus on Swiss and European agriculture. We invite applications for a

Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural Economics

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a background in agricultural economics or economics. The candidate is expected to strengthen our research on the economics and policy of agricultural pollutants and/or the economics of climate change and climate risks in agriculture. We are looking for a candidate with strong methodological expertise in one of these fields: econometrics, spatial econometrics, optimization models, agent-based models, surveys, economic experiments.

The successful candidate has a PhD degree (or will be close to completion), excellent academic qualifications and strong analytical and writing skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Experiences in teaching and supervision are not required but a plus.
We are offering a full-time position with a competitive salary in a dynamic research team of agricultural economists offering an excellent research and teaching environment. Salary and social benefits are provided according to ETH Zurich rules. The starting date is upon availability, the position scheduled for 3 years. You will work in an environment allowing you to develop a strong research record.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, soft copies of two selected papers and contact details of 2 referees. Moreover, a two-page research proposal outlining how you would contribute to our research is required to consider the application. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the group please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Robert Finger by email (no applications). Please apply online until March 22, 2019.

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