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Research Assistant Job – Chair of Energy and Climate Economics, ETH Zurich, Mar 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich invites applications for a position as Research Assistant, formally as a Scientific Assistant I, at the Chair of Energy and Climate Economics, Switzerland – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Chair of Energy and Climate Economics
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

  • Have completed at least a Bachelors degree (or a Masters degree for applicants with citizenship outside the Eurozone)
  • A background in Economics, Finance, Data Science, or related fields is strongly preferred. Candidates with other relevant expertise (e.g., Climate Science) but an interest in economics are also welcomed
  • Have a strong background in quantitative methods and solid data skills, ideally with some coding experience (e.g., Stata, Matlab, Python, ArcGIS)
  • Be highly detail-oriented. Some of the work involved, such as synthesizing climate impact estimates, can be quite tedious as underlying studies are done using a wide range of methodologies and assumptions that can be difficult to harmonize. We believe that this work is extremely important, and we are looking for an individual that is as highly motivated as we are to take on this challenge and to do it carefully
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will support multiple research projects at the Chair. One core project will be to build new climate change impact functions which summarize how a changing climate affects different sectors and the macroeconomy. You will support this work through tasks including detailed and extensive literature review and synthesis, data collection, data management, and data analysis.

Other tasks may include (but are not limited to) the collection, processing and analysis of spatial and tabular data and/or assisting in coding of modeling for other research projects at the Chair.

Our broader research centers on questions such as  the macroeconomic effects of climatic risks, energy policy optimization, financial market responses to climatic and energy policy risks, and interactions of all of the above with technological innovation.

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Documents Required

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover Letter. Please note your preference for time engagement (40%-100%).
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript (informal copy is sufficient)
  • 1 letter of recommendation (can be sent directly to

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

We will review applications beginning in January 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland


You will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research in climate and energy economics. We aim to help you expand your technical skills and build research experience. You will be able to learn new programs or programming languages (if relevant for a project), to master new databases, and challenge themselves in a supportive and positive environment.

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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Contact details

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Lint Barrage at (no applications).

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