Research Manager in Development Economics

Professor Dina Pomeranz seeks a Research Manager to help manage her academic research. The Research Manager will work closely with Professor Pomeranz, managing a team of research assistants and conducting data analysis for her research portfolio in development economics, public finance, and impact evaluation.

The role requires a minimum commitment of 1.5 years with the possibility to extend longer term. The work can be adapted to be full time or part time, with a minimum of 50%, depending on preference of the candidate. The position is based in Zurich and is open to international applicants.

Your responsibilities

  • This position combines research and managerial functions, and it is ideal for someone who thrives working independently and handling multiple responsibilities concurrently.
  • The Research Manager will be involved in all stages of research – brainstorming, literature reviews, survey design, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization and writing.
  • The managerial activities include liaising with funders and collaborators, organizing events, writing reports, planning tasks and timelines, overseeing project finances and supporting and managing a team of 3-5 research assistants.
  • The position is compatible with taking courses at the University of Zurich and attending seminars.

Your profile

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in economics or related field, with a strong background in impact evaluation methods.
  • Strong knowledge of Stata, experience working with code and data analysis, with high attention-to-detail to ensure that results are error-free and meet high academic standards.
  • Professional proficiency in written and oral English.
  • Leadership and “people skills”: ability to listen, communicate and create a cooperative atmosphere in the team. Experience in leadership roles, managing teams or projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills to oversee deadlines, meet multiple concurrent demands and ensure that documentations and tasks are kept organized across all projects.
  • Familiarity with or interest in research and evaluation in developing countries.
  • Prior work experience as a research assistant or research manager in impact evaluation or empirical economics is welcome.
  • Knowledge of German a plus (but not required)

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Place of work

Schönberggasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Employment start is February 1, 2023 or to be mutually agreed. Interested candidates should upload the following documents: motivation letter, academic transcripts, CV, and at least two letters of references.

Further information

Deborah Kistler