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Postdoctoral Position in Economics of Climate Change in Agriculture, 75%

This is the right position for you if you are enthusiastic about implementing outstanding research in Economics of climate change and have strong background in econometrics

School: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Starting date: 01.05.2021

Your role

  • Implement outstanding research in Economics of climate change
  • Publish your research in peer-reviewed journals in the field and high-profile interdisciplinary outlets
  • Work in close liaison with our research partners in Belgium, Germany, Russia, and the US
  • Contribute to other research projects of the group

Your profile

You obtained your PhD in Economics with specialization in agricultural or environmental economics and have a solid background in applied economics, econometric methods and other quantitative modelling approaches. You show strong interest in programming and possess skills in processing large datasets, in particular weather and climate data. Ideally, you already have experiences in conducting multidisciplinary research projects. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential; knowledge of German is a plus; basic knowledge of Russian would be highly appreciated. In addition to being a member of a highly motivated team of researchers, the selected candidate will also closely collaborate with researchers from other universities in Europe and the US and participate in joint expeditions to study regions. If interested, you will be offered opportunities and support to acquire third-party funded research projects and extend your collaborations in the areas and with researchers of your choice.

The position is offered for 24 months with annual fixed term contracts. We expect to receive applications from researchers with doctorate exam completed up to 3 years before the start of the appointment by May 1st, 2021. The employment of the selected candidate will comply with the general implementation regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

This is what we stand for

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's main multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences with over 13,500 students and 3,300 faculty and staff.

The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located on an attractive campus on the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil.

The Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Group is part of the interdisciplinary Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR).
The research group Agricultural and Resource Economics invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Economics of climate change in agriculture. The selected candidate will be employed within an ERA-Net research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and will study the climate change impact on Russian agriculture.

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Prof. Dr. Raushan Bokusheva
Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Group


Sonja Gut
Recruiting Manager

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Wädenswil Region of Zurich 8820