PhD Student in Empirical Innovation Economics

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

The KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich is the leading institute for applied research in economics in Switzerland ( ).

Job description

You will work in the Division Innovation Economics. You will pursue a PhD in the fields of empirical innovation economics with a focus on digital transformation. You will contribute to our Swiss National Research Programm (NFP 77) project on the digital transformation (for more details: NFP 77 ).

We offer the opportunity to pursue a high-quality PhD at a renowned institution and to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. Gross salary will be in accordance with the regulations of ETH Zurich .

Your profile

You have a master's degree (or equivalent) in economics or any other related subject. You intend to conduct high-quality research. You have a clear interest in innovation economics, business economics, applied econometrics, and computer coding of statistical models. Rigorous training in econometrics and/or statistics is desired. A strong command of STATA or R is desired, Matlab or other programming languages is a plus. Good writing skills in German and English are mandatory. We support the career of women in economics and we encourage female candidates to apply.

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 until August 31, 2021 with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing samples in German and English (e.g. Bachelor and Master thesis)
  • Complete academic record with undergraduate and graduate courses and grades
  • Copies of certificates
  • 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.

Further information about KOF Swiss Economic Institute can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs Simone Egloff by email (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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