The Institute of Economic Research (IRENE), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Neuchâtel, invites applications for a PhD position. The University of Neuchâtel provides an inspiring work environment with excellent conditions for research.
Start date: 1 July 2024 (or by agreement)
Duration: 4 years (renewable each year)
Job description: The objective of the position is to write research papers in empirical macroeconomics and earn a PhD. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Kaufmann (www.dankaufmann.com). Research activities at his chair cover empirical macroeconomics, monetary policy, textual analysis, and macro-financial history. The dissertation topics will be selected during the first three semesters. Collaboration in ongoing projects is encouraged but not required. The PhD candidate must complete graduate training in economics (e.g. szgerzensee.ch/courses/swiss-program-for-beginning-doctoral-students-in-economics, starting in August 2024). She/he is expected to apply for these courses in Spring 2024.
The gross salary corresponds to 70% of the PhD assistant salary (https://www.unine.ch/srh/assistant-e-s-doctorant-e-s ), with six weeks of annual holidays. Although the focus of the position stays on research the PhD candidate will also teach classes, organize examinations, supervise students, assist in research projects, and participate in academic activities of the Institute.
Applicant profile: The position requires a master’s degree with a focus on macroeconomics. exceptional candidates who hold master’s degrees in other empirical fields will also be considered. Excellent command of English is a requirement. Good command of French is an advantage.
Application procedure: Applications include a cover letter (1 page), a CV, the contact of at least one academic reference, a statement of research (1 page; we do not expect a complete research proposal), a transcript of grades, and (a draft of) the master’s thesis.
Please send your application as a single PDF file to email@example.com with the subject PhD empirical macro [your name]. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2024. However, we evaluate applications and hold interviews on a rolling basis. We only consider complete applications and will contact each candidate personally with the outcome of the review process. For further information please contact Prof. Daniel Kaufmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Neuchâtel is an equal opportunity employer and provides non-discriminatory working conditions.
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