Fellowship in Empirical Intellectual Property/Internet Law Research

100%, Zurich, temporary

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.

Job description

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.

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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.

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, until February 15, 2020, with the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • 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.

For further information, please visit ip.ethz.ch and lawecon.ethz.ch. For specific questions, please contact Professor Stefan Bechtold (sbechtold@ethz.ch, no applications).

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