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PhD Position / Research Assistant Development Economics ETH Zurich

The Center for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) at ETH Zurich is offering a doctoral student position in Development Economics ; starting time February/March 2013.

We are looking for a PhD student who has a strong interest in research related to (a) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) or (b) Microfinance in developing countries.

Applicants should have a qualified degree in economics or statistics and should fluently speak and write English. Knowledge of German and/or French is helpful but not required. The ideal candidate has a strong background in quantitative methods and is interested in developing economies. Candidates should also be willing to travel for extensive field work to sub-Saharan Africa. The candidate should further bring along good communication skills to work in interdisciplinary and international teams. Besides own research the PhD student will participate in ongoing research and teaching activities while being at ETH Zurich.

Candidates interested in the position should send a cover letter, CV, a scan of academic transcripts, a sample of written work (e.g., MA thesis), as well as one or two reference letters to Lorenza Balmelli at lorenza.balmelli@nadel.ethz.ch.

We are looking forward to receive your application by December 1st, 2012. The position is available from February 1st, 2013 and will be paid according to ETH Zurich PhD guidelines.

For any further information please consult www.nadel.ethz.ch or contact Isabel Günther at isabel.guenther@nadel.ethz.ch.

Application Deadline on Dec 01, 2012

Mots-clés : Recherche , Suisse