Post-doctoral Researcher in Public Finance

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Post-doctoral Researcher in Public Finance

KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich is the leading institute for research in applied economics in Switzerland ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) and is looking for a Post-doctoral Researcher in Public Finance . 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.

Job description

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 empirical 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. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. The gross salary will be in accordance with the regulations of ETH Zurich .

Your profile

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

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 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.

For further information about our division, please visit our division website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Sabrina Humbel, by e-mail humbel [at] kof[.]ethz[.]ch (no applications).


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 47375.

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