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PhD & Postdoc positions @ University of Zurich

The Chair of Business Economics, with a focus on Personnel Economics and Economics of (Vocational) Education, at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student and a Postdoc to start in the first half of 2025.

In the chair, they conduct cutting-edge research on topics within Economics of Education and Labor/Personnel Economics, and they are currently conducting and planning field experiments (RCTs) in Switzerland and abroad.

Candidates must have some German knowledge.

PhD position

The PhD student will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Business and will be taking graduate courses in the doctoral program on Economics of Education in the Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON, as well as having the opportunity to take other relevant graduate courses within the Faculty. The expected duration of the PhD is 4-5 years.

Postdoc position

The Postdoc position is for three years with the possibility to extend it for a further three years upon mutual agreement. Candidates should hold (at the time of starting the position) a Ph.D. degree in Economics or a related quantitative field with a specialization in applied microeconomics. Preferably the candidate has a strong expertise in either applied microeconometric methods or in field experiments.

Deadline: the screening of applications will start on August 15, 2024; applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Please find more information about the positions and how to apply here.