Fellowship in Empirical Intellectual Property/Internet Law Research
The Center for Law & Economics (lawecon.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich has approximately 70 group members from law, economics, political science and computer science. At the Center, Professor Stefan Bechtold invites applications for a Fellowship in Empirical Intellectual Property Research.
The fellow will work on quantitative empirical or experimental research on intellectual property law and/or Internet law (privacy, automated decision-making, IT security, legaltech etc.). The goal of this fellowship is to enable fellows to devote one to two years on empirical research in preparation of the academic legal job market. Fellows will be able to pursue their own research agenda in a highly research-focused environment at a leading research university. We offer an interdisciplinary environment, close interaction, and excellent contacts with leading scholars at U.S. law schools. Our Center organizes various seminar series seminar series and conferences which enable our group members to meet internationally leading researchers from all areas of law & economics on a regular basis. Our broad international network offers attractive career prospects.
We offer excellent working conditions and an internationally competitive salary (paid according to ETH standards). Teaching and administrative duties are limited. Our offices are located in downtown Zurich, and the working language is English. The appointment will be for at least one year. The starting date is flexible.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a JD & a Ph.D in economics/psychology, or have a JD and a strong background/interest in quantitative empirical methods.
We look forward to receiving your online application, until February 15, 2020, with the following documents:
- cover letter
- graduate school transcripts
- a writing sample
- contact details of at least two referees
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.