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Research Assistant Position in Economics, Computer science – ETH Zurich, Aug 2022


ETH Zurich invites applications for a position as Research Assistant at the chair of applied economics, Switzerland – Aug 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

The chair of applied economics

ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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Qualification Details

  • Masters student from ETH/UZH. Ideally in the field of economics, computer science, data science, or mathematics
  • Ability to dedicate yourself seriously to the project for at least 8 months, in particular during semester breaks
  • Very conscientious
  • Ability to understand the goals of the project and to make decisions autonomously
  • Solid knowledge of web-scraping (can be in any language)

Responsibilities/Job Description

The chair of applied economics headed by Peter Egger pursues research mainly in the areas of applied international and public economics and in applied econometrics.

Project background

The project consists in measuring the number of academics employed at different affiliations across the world, in order to estimate the returns to basic/academic research in terms of higher patenting rates, and down the line, higher economic growth.

Job description

We are looking for a research assistant, starting immediately, to:

  • label affilitations in a spreadsheet, based on a quick search (wikipedia)
  • assist with searching for data on academic wages, based on public tables and web-scraping
  • potentially further programming tasks in python or bash, as well as data validation based on inspection in excel

You will be working closely together with the PhD student who is in charge of the project.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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

  • CV
  • motivation letter which describes experience with web-scraping work
  • grades over the last 2 semesters

We will contact candidates in a smaller selection with which we will conductan interview and small mock-task (labelling 15 affiliations)

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

About the Employer:

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We offer

  • an interdisciplinary team with a good friendly learning environment.
  • possibility to work remotely. Completely flexible hours.

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Contact details

Further information about the Chair of Applied Economics can be found on our website: For further information, please contact Vincent Lohmann, email [email protected] (no application documents).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

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