PhD Researcher in Macroeconomic Forecasting

100%, Zurich, temporary

The KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich is the leading institute for applied research in economics in Switzerland and is looking for a PhD Researcher in Macroeconomic Forecasting.

Job description

You will work in the Division Macroeconomic Forecasting. You will pursue a PhD in the fields of macroeconomics, macroeconometrics and/or forecasting. In addition, you will contribute to forecasting and monitoring the international macroeconomy and Swiss foreign trade. You will contribute to the development of forecasting tools for macroeconomic variables based on big mixed-frequency data.

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 macroeconomic forecasting, business cycle analysis, macroeconometrics, time series econometrics, machine learning and computer coding of statistical models. Rigorous training in econometrics and/or statistics is desired. A strong command of R, Matlab or other programming languages is a plus. Good writing skills in German and English are mandatory and good knowledge of French and/or Italian is an asset.

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. The successful candidate will participate in the D-MTEC doctoral programme in Economics (www.mtec.ethz.ch/doctorate). The starting date of the position is flexible. We intend for the successful candidate to start in late winter/early spring 2020.

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.
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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample in English and German if possible (e.g., Bachelor and Master thesis), a complete academic record with undergraduate and graduate courses and grades, 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.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Sabrina Humbel, by email: humbel@kof.ethz.ch (no applications). The application deadline is December 31, 2019.

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