Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural Economics

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

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.

Job description

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a background in agricultural economics. You will teach at the undergraduate level (in German) and graduate level (in English) in an inspiring teaching environment. Supervision of bachelor's and master's students is also expected. Teaching and supervision tasks are limited to a level that allows you to develop a strong research record in the field of the group’s focus. We are looking for someone with strong methodological expertise in one of these fields: econometrics, spatial econometrics, optimization models, agent-based models, and surveys.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree (or will be close to completion), strong analytical skills and a background in agricultural economics. Proficient oral and written German and English skills are required. Experiences in teaching and supervision are a clear plus. The preferred starting date is in October 2022 or upon discussion.

Your workplace

We offer

We are offering a full-time position with a competitive salary in a dynamic research team of agricultural economists offering excellent research and teaching environment. Salary and social benefits are provided according to ETH Zurich rules. The starting date is upon availability, and the position is scheduled for 3 years. You will work in an environment allowing you to develop a strong research record.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents by July 1st 2022:

  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • soft copies of 2 selected papers (published or working papers)
  • contact details (no letters!) of 2 referees
  • 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 administrative details of the procedure and position should be directed to Katarina Kliestenec by email at kkliestenec@ethz.ch (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.