The Development Economics Group is a small international team of highly motivated researchers interested by challenges and solutions of global development. We are offering a Post-Doctoral Research position (100%, starting February 2020) to a political scientist on the impact of resource extraction on development and on governance of the extractive sector.
The The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work on two related but separate research projects. One project investigates the flow and regulation of illicit financial flows from resource extraction and commodity trade (for details on the IFF project see here); the other inquires the politics of regulating externalities from resource production taking the case of (health) impact assessments (for details on the HIA4SD project see here).
Both research projects are conducted in partnership with universities in Switzerland and in partner countries (Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Laos) and in multidisciplinary settings of political scientists, economists, legal scholars and epidemiologists.
The contract is initially for 12 months with a possible extension of two more years, also depending on external funding.
In the IFF project, the successful candidate will examine the politics of commodity trade related IFFs. In the HIA4SD project, the focus is on the politics of managing social and environmental externalities at the national and international level. You will work closely with researchers at partner universities. Time allocation between the two research projects is 50% each. There are no teaching requirements, but you will mentor one or two PhDs.
You have a PhD in political sciences, development studies or international relations and are familiar with political economy. Experience with research of the extractive sector and with policy development is an asset. The larger context in which the project is embedded requires interdisciplinary interests and competences.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: cover letter, CV, a scan of academic transcripts, a sample of written work, as well as contact details of one or two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For further information please consult www.dec.ethz.ch or contact Fritz Brugger at firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
The application deadline is December 31st, 2019. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
|Titel||Post-Doctoral Researcher in Political Science|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Veröffentlicht||November 8, 2019|
|Bewerbungsschluss||Dezember 31, 2019|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Politikwissenschaften,   Politische Ökonomie,   Öffentliche Ordnung,   Wissenschafts-, Technologie- und Umweltpolitik,   Internationale Beziehungen  |