Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Economics

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland


Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Economics

ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems. In collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), SEC is undertaking a research programme on "Future Resilient Systems" , The FRS addresses the challenges with critical infrastructure systems that provide essential services to modern societies, which is of particular importance to innovation-driven economies like Singapore and Switzerland. Within this framework we are announcing the following job opening.

Job description

The focus is on research in the field of social resilience. We are interested in the role of individuals, communities and institutions in general for the capability of social entities to withstand and recover in the best possible way from disruptive events like natural or climate related catastrophes, terrorist attacks, infrastructure blackouts or all sorts of malicious behaviours. In our research team we will elaborate a set of quantitative and qualitative indicators for social resilience and assess how personal properties, perceptions, group compositions, rules and frameworks contribute to cooperation, trust and "social glue". Recommendations for institutional designs, infrastructure changes and interventions to enhance social resilience are aimed at.

Please note that the employment will be at the Singapore-ETH Centre and local working regulations will apply. The job is limited to two years. Workplace is Singapore.

Your profile

We expect that you are experienced with the design and implementation of social science experiments in the field and in the laboratory. Further we expect you to be able to do statistical analyses to assess the experimental data. You should dispose of a doctoral degree in economics and have strong interests and experience in behavioural economics. Basic knowledge of conducting cost-benefit analyses would be helpful. You are expected to collaborate with other researchers in the respective module.

ETH Zurich

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.


We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: Short CV, including your list of publications and a short motivation letter. 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 position please visit our website https://www.?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Borzino by email: natalia.borzino [at] frs[.]ethz[.]ch (no applications).


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 46708.

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