PhD / PostDoc position in Macroeconomics



Posted on

Application Deadline


Postdoc, phd candidate

The research group of Macroeconomics (Prof. Lein) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel invites applications for a PhD or a PostDoc position.

Start date: November 1, 2021 (or by agreement; earlier and later is possible)


Your position

You will have the opportunity to carry out innovative research as part of a dynamic team. The focus of our group is on macroeconomics. Most of our research is conducted in collaboration with excellent researchers around the world.

Your profile

You hold a Master degree or a PhD in Economics and you are interested in macroeconomics, international economics, or related fields. You are curious, enthusiastic about finding out new things, about learning new methods and techniques to conduct research, about working with large datasets, and about relating theoretical models to empirical evidence. Fluency in English is a requirement (German is not).

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to conduct high-quality research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment. You will be integrated quickly in a new research project in the field of international macroeconomics, working together with our team in Basel and excellent collaborators abroad. This is very helpful for kick-starting your PhD (for PhD applicants) and for extending your research portfolio (for PostDoc applicants). We offer excellent courses at the Graduate School of Business of Economics, and you will have the opportunity to attend courses at other Swiss universities, abroad, or –for PhD applicants-- to take part in the Doctoral Program in Gerzensee in 2022. Conditions of employment and salary are governed by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact

For further information, please visit the research group’s website ( or contact the head of the group at

Are you interested? Then we look forward to your complete online application, which should be sent to The application should include the following documents:

  • a letter of motivation including your research interests
  • your CV with two names of references or separate reference letters
  • your diplomas with detailed transcripts
  • a sample of academic writing (e.g., research paper, master thesis, term paper)


The application is open until the position is filled.  


Posted on

Application Deadline


Postdoc, phd candidate


Peter Merian-Weg 6

4053 Basel , Switzerland