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The KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich is the leading institute for applied research in economics in Switzerland (www.kof.ethz.ch). KOF provides expert information in the field of economic and business cycle research. It produces a multitude of forecasts and indicators which are used to monitor the economy. It analyses the innovation activities of Swiss companies, publishes studies on the labour market and healthcare spending, and comments on the latest economic developments.


Job description

At KOF, economic researchers work together with data engineering and operations experts to turn data into information creating meaningful, up-to-date economic indicators. We offer an opportunity to work on applied, real-world economic problems while learning applied programming with data at the interface between economics and data engineering. As part of a small, dynamic data team at KOF, you will support our researchers as well as our external partners to establish and automate data dissemination. You will use your background in economics or political science to help our partners and researchers select the right data for their needs.

Our offer

  • Opportunity to work on applied, real-world economic problems while learning applied programming with data at the interface between economics and data engineering.
  • As part of a small, dynamic data team at KOF, you will support our researchers as well as our external partners to establish and automate data dissemination.
  • You will use your background in economics or political science to help our partners and researchers select the right data for their needs.
  • A unique opportunity to gain research experience in a supportive and international institute.
  • An office location in the centre of Zurich, flexible working hours and work-from-home options.
  • Never ending supply of coffee and walnuts.

Your profile

Successful applicants should have a background in political science, economics. or a comparable discipline. Candidates have to be fluent in English as well as fluent in written German or written French. Basic experience with Python and/or the R programming language as well as general interest in programming with data is a big plus. We are looking for reliable team players who communicate well and are also able to work independently. Candidates must be immatriculated in a Swiss university.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.Working, teaching and research at ETH ZurichGet connected

Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application until January 31, 2021 including:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae

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

Notice that due to the pandemic, for the time being, we are all expected to work from home, so that we will restrict our presence at the Institute to fortnightly project coordination meetings.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Sabrina Humbel, by email: humbel@kof.ethz.ch (no applications).

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