Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural Economics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Nov 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural Economics

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 strong background in agricultural economics. You are expected to strengthen our research in the fields of climate risk management in agriculture and/or agricultural policy analysis. We are looking for a candidate with strong methodological expertise in one or more of these fields: econometrics, spatial econometrics as well as optimization, simulation and agent-based models.

We are offering a full-time position in a dynamic research team of agricultural economists in an excellent research and learning environment. Salary and social benefits are provided according to ETH Zurich rules. The preferred starting point is Spring 2022, the position is scheduled for 2 years, with options for extension. You will work in an environment allowing you to develop a strong research record and gain teaching experiences.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree (or will be close to completion) in agricultural economics, excellent academic qualifications and strong analytical and writing skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Experiences in teaching and supervision as well as knowledge of German or French are not required but a plus.

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 with the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • soft copies of 2 selected papers (published or working papers)
  • contact details (no letters!) of 2 referees

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 (no applications). Please apply online until December 10, 2021.

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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