PhD Studentship in Applied Microeconomics
University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Institute of Economic Research (IRENE) at the University of Neuchâtel invites applications for a PhD studentship for four years maximum. The starting date is February 1st, 2012 (or eventually March1st, 2012).
The successful candidate will be a full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Economics and Business. In addition to his/her doctoral research and related PhD courses, he/she will provide part-time assistance in the framework of teaching activities and the institute’s research projects. The PhD research topic will be selected within the first year, with mutual agreement between the candidate and one of IRENE’s faculty members. More information about the institute and its general research interests is available at: http://www.unine.ch/irene
The ideal candidate should have a Master's degree in Economics, Econometrics or a related field. The position requires a good command of French and English as well as excellent communication skills. Teaching will be mainly in French. However, an adjustment period could be considered in exceptional cases.
The minimum starting salary is fixed at 60% of a full-time assistant position according to the University’s regulations. After a probationary period, the salary could possibly be increased up to 90% of a full-time assistant position.
Age limit: 30 years old
To apply for this position please e-mail a complete CV and a motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, before December 20, 2011. Please include the following information:
1 The complete educational background with the names of the universities, years of attendance and completed degrees;
2 The attended courses in Microeconomics and Econometrics specifying the grade and the main textbook used for each course;
3 The names of two academic references that could be contacted for more information.
Only those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the position will be notified for further details and eventual interviews scheduled in early January 2012.