Join IPL in Zurich

Are you a PhD student interested in researching immigration and integration policy in Europe? IPL’s Zurich branch is looking to add a new scholar to its team. Read on for more details about the position.


PhD student position in quantitative migration research

Our research group employs field and natural experimental methods to quantify the impacts of immigration and integration policies in Europe and other immigrant receiving regions. The goal of the research program is to generate rigorous empirical evidence about what works and what does not when it comes to immigration and integration, and design better policies to improve the lives of immigrants and host communities. Our research focuses on the impact of various policies on immigrant integration, political repercussions of mass migration and drivers of public attitudes towards immigration. The PhD student will contribute to one of these research streams and have the opportunity to work with an array of affiliated faculty from the Zurich and Stanford branches of the Immigration Policy Lab. The initial appointment will be for one year with expected renewal for three more years. Salary will be competitive and paid according to ETH standards.

The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a Master’s degree in a social science program, with a preference for Economics, Political Science or Sociology. She or he should have a rigorous statistics training in causal inference and/or machine learning, and a strong command of Stata and/or R. Knowledge of immigration and integration policy in Europe is highly valued. While all work-related interactions are in English and excellent English writing skills are essential, the ability to operate in French or German is also an asset.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, a writing sample (e.g. Master thesis) and two letters of recommendation. Applications review will begin on September 15th 2018. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through ETH Zurich’s online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the position please contact the head of the group, Dominik Hangartner, by email dominik.hangartner@gess.ethz.ch (Subject: ETH PhD Student; no applications).

Ready to apply? Submit your application here.