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Position: Doctoral Assistant Position (PhD) in Economics
Institution: Università della Svizzera italiana
Location: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Duties: The focus of our PhD students is their doctoral research and the completion of related PhD courses. To support this goal, the working environment we provide is very attractive, including compensation (all PhD students are paid a salary from the beginning), infrastructure, and opportunities for research and teaching assistant positions
Requirements: The ideal candidates have, or are upon completion of, a Master's degree in Economics, Econometrics or a related field. Candidates with a general interest in quantitative empirical research will be given a strong preference
   
Text: Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH - 6904 Lugano. Phone: 41 58 666 47 83; fax: 41 58 666 47 33; email: idep@usi.ch Doctoral Assistant Position (PhD ) in Economics The Institute o f Economics ( IdE P) of the Universit ? della Svizzera i taliana (USI) in Lugano , Switzerland invites applications for a full - time D octoral Assistant position (PhD) . A pplication s received by January 1 5 , 2021 will be given priority . The starting date is September 1, 202 1 . To support this goal, t he working environment we provide is very attractive, including compensation (all PhD students are paid a salary from the beginning), infrastructure , and opportunities for research and teaching assistant positions . Doctoral School in Economic s at US I In advancing to the PhD degree , students pass through two major stages , ( i) course work and ( ii) the . Year 1 is devoted to developing a strong foundation in the basic tools of economics, including full - year courses in microeconomic s , macroeconomic s ( core courses ) . S uccessful c andidate s are required to apply by April 1 5 , 20 21 t o the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics at the Study Center Gerzensee of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) . The applicatio n form requires candidates to submit their GRE tes t scores . In year 1 , successful candidate s will devote most of their work time to this program . S on of the program satisf ies the 1 st - year course requirements (30 ECTS) . Year 2 is devoted to deepening courses to bring successful candidate s to the research frontier of the ir field(s) of interest and to developing the dissertation topic. Starting from year 2, i n addition to doctoral work, successful candidate s will provide part - time assistance in the institute’s research projects and /or teaching activities. Years 3 to 5 are the dissertation, which consists of at least three original research papers . S uccessful candidate s will present their research progress es regularly to their supervisor(s) and in informal seminars to the rest of the faculty and doctoral students, who will provide constructive feedback that will improve the research . The ideal candidate s have a Master's degree in Economics, ted field. Candidates with a general i nterest in quantitative empirical research will be given a strong preference . Applications should be sent to idep@usi.ch . Candidates should include the following information: 1. , including your date of birth , two references ( see point 3) , any programing skills and other relevant information that might be important for us . 2. A transcript of your university education ( Master's Degree or equivalent) , including the grade point average (GPA) . 3. The names and email addresses of two academic references that could be contacted for more information. 4. A personal statement giving concrete evidence of your promise as a member of th e academic community and providing the selection committee an image of you as a person. 5. Your GRE test score (if available). Owing to the large number of applications received, o nly those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the positions will be interviews. Qualified applicants will be interviewed starting from January 1 8 , 20 2 1 .
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