Post-Doctoral Position in Economics of Innovation

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 24/05/2021
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Job Description

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Post-Doctoral Position in Economics of Innovation

Your mission :
The chair of Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (IIPP) of Professor Gaétan de Rassenfosse is seeking an outstanding researcher for a full-time post-doctoral position in Economics of Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The post-doctoral position will span two years. Candidates from top economics departments are strongly encouraged to apply. The working language is English. We place special emphasis on research excellence and team spirit.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will contribute to the ongoing projects of the IIPP chair. The candidate is expected to carry a small teaching load (a maximum of 4 ECTS) as well as to supervise master theses.

Your profile :

  • About to obtain your PhD thesis or recently-obtained PhD thesis in Economics
  • Strong background in econometrics and innovation
  • Excellent writing abilities in English

The following criteria will be considered a plus:

  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Strong theoretical background in industrial organization and/or machine learning
  • Teaching and presentation skills

We offer :
Excellent working conditions in an international environment, a competitive salary, a collegial atmosphere, and access to world-class scientists.

Start date :
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We expect the search to close at the end of June at the latest.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
2 years, renewable after 1st year

Contact :
The application package should include:

  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
  • Job market paper
  • Names of three references (email & address)

For further inquiries, please contact

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account