JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

University of Neuchâtel

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Faculty of Business and Economics
Institute of Economic Research
Postdoctoral Position in Economics

JOE ID Number: 2017-01_111457873
Date Posted: 06/14/2017
Date Inactive: 07/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Economics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
H -- Public Economics
Applied microeconomics
Salary Range: CHF64-72K
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The successful candidate will be part of the research project “The adoption of energy innovations: Imperfect information, network infrastructure, and intertemporal preferences” financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The Principal Investor of the project is Prof. Bruno Lanz ( and the successful candidate will work on that project jointly with a PhD student.

The position offers the opportunity to work on this project as well as to perform individual research. There are no teaching responsibilities associated with the position, but depending upon preferences a small retributed teaching load can be envisaged from the 2nd year. Annual gross salary corresponds to 80% of SNSF salary scales for postdoctoral associates, which amounts to CHF 64,000/68,000 in the first/second year. Conditional on performance, the appointment can be extended for one additional year at an annual gross salary of CHF 72,000.

The University of Neuchâtel provides excellent conditions for research, and is conveniently located near the lake of Neuchâtel, with outstanding infrastructure and quality of life (see

Applicant should hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics (or be close to completion); Excellent quantitative/econometric skills; Interest in applied econometrics and at least one of the relevant fields (experimental, behavioral, public/regulatory, energy, environmental).

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2017
Application Instructions:
Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s background and research interests, a CV with the contact of two references who can provide recommendation letters, and one research paper. Please send applications as a single PDF file to with the subject “PostDoc application – [your surname]”. The review of applications will start on 1 July 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Would you need further information, please contact Prof. Bruno Lanz.

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