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The Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology (Prof. Gudela Grote) at ETH Zurich is inviting applications for a doctoral position to contribute to ongoing research on changes in human resource management practices to match the opportunities and demands of the future of work, arising from digitization, demographic change, and new work arrangements.


Job description

The research will be undertaken in connection with a biennial representative survey of human resource management practices and their effects on employee well-being and work engagement in Switzerland. Besides being responsible for the design and implementation of the survey, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation as an infrastructure project for Switzerland, own research topics can be developed as part of the survey or in separate data collections. Collaboration with other related projects is also desirable. The position is available from March 1, 2021 (later starting dates can be negotiated), and is initially funded for one year, with the view to fund a maximum of four years to finish a PhD at the ETH Zürich.

Your profile

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Work and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or related fields. A strong background in quantitative research methods and advanced statistics, also for longitudinal data analyses (e.g. latent growth modelling), is expected. Prior experience with research on topics related to the current position are a plus. An excellent command of both German and English is required. Candidates should be highly committed and self-driven individuals with a creative and proactive mindset, striving to excel in a top-level, dynamic environment. They need to be able to work well in a team and have strong communication skills.


ETH Zurich

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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application by February 8, 2021. Please submit the following application documents using the ETH online portal in a single merged PDF document, titled with your last name and initials as well as the application date (for example: 20191201_SmithJT_application) in the following order:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Transcripts of all degrees (German or English)
  4. Names and contact information of 2 references
  5. Writing sample (e.g., Master thesis, conference paper)

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about our group can be found on our website www.wop.ethz.ch.

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