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Three-Year Post-Doctoral Research Position in the Research Groupof Professor Fabrizio Gilardi, 80%, IPZ

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Description of UZH unit
The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich (http://www.ipz.uzh.ch) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in the research group of Professor Fabrizio Gilardi (https://fabriziogilardi.org/). The post-doctoral researcher will be associated to Fabrizio Gilardi’s ERC-funded research project “Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy” (PRODIGI) (https://fabriziogilardi.org/PRODIGI/) as well as to the Digital Democracy Lab (http://digdemlab.io/).

Your responsibilities

  • Teach at the BA and/or MA level (1.5 classes per semester on average, in English or German).
  • Conduct and publish high-quality research, at least partly within the context of PRODIGI.
  • Collaborate with other members of the research group.
  • Provide support for research, organizational, and administrative tasks.

Your profile

  • PhD in political science or a related discipline (completed or close to completion).
  • Interest in the field of digital technology and politics; background in public policy or policy analysis is an asset.
  • Ambition and ability to produce high-quality and high-impact research, both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team.
  • Proficiency in quantitative research methods, preferably causal inference and/or computational social science.
  • Very good command of English; working knowledge of German is an asset.

What we offer

  • Salary: 81’400 CHF/year
  • Opportunity to develop your own research agenda and to develop a strong academic network.
  • Access to the research infrastructure of the Digital Democracy Lab.
  • Participation in a cutting-edge research project funded with an ERC Advanced Grant.
  • Funding for conferences, additional training, and research activities.
  • A highly motivated, engaged, and supportive team.
  • Career mentoring.
  • Excellent working conditions in a leading research-oriented and international department that provides a constructive and collaborative research environment.

Place of work: Zurich
Duration of employment: August 2024 – July 2027
Closing date for applications: April 15, 2024.

Further information
Further inquiries can be directed to Fabrizio Gilardi (gilardi@ipz.uzh.ch).
Please apply through our application page (https://www.ipz.uzh.ch/de/ueber-uns/offene-
) where you can upload your letter of interest, a current CV,
a writing sample (i.e., job market paper), and the contact details of two people willing to
serve as a reference.