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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Predoctoral Position under the Supervision of Ana Costa-Ramón

Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Position: Predoctoral Researcher in Economics
Location: Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Contract Duration: 1-2 years
Application Deadline:  May 1, 2024

About the Position:
We invite applications for a predoctoral position under the supervision of Prof. Ana Costa-Ramón starting in Summer or Fall 2024 (flexible start date). This position provides opportunities for aspiring economists to gain research experience and develop their skills in a stimulating and supportive environment. Ongoing and future research projects study topics in the fields of labor economics, gender economics, and health economics. 

Key Responsibilities:
•    Assist in the development and execution of research projects.
•    Conduct literature reviews, data collection, data visualization, and statistical analysis.
•    Prepare research findings for publication in leading academic journals.

•    A bachelor's or master's degree in Economics, Statistics, or a related field.
•    Proficiency in Stata.
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

We Offer:
•    The possibility to join a vibrant environment and dynamic team of international researchers and the Zurich predoc program.
•    Opportunities to acquire skills necessary to conduct independent research in applied microeconomics.
•    Support during your PhD application process or non-academic job search.
•    A competitive salary in line with University of Zurich standards.

Application Process:
Please submit your cover letter, CV, transcript of grades, one letter of recommendation, and a writing sample to Elisa Alonso Writing samples are optional and can, for example, be a research paper, a bachelor or master thesis. The letter of recommendation should be directly sent by your reference via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will start reviewing the applications immediately.

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