Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 28.08.2023

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Position in the Research Group of Professor Fabrizio Gilardi (ERC-Project “Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy”)

Department of Political Science, University of Zurich

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.12.2023

Beginn: 01.01.2024

Your responsibilities

● Develop and lead at least one sub-project within the context of PRODIGI.

● Conduct and publish high-quality research within the context of PRODIGI.

● Collaborate with other members of the research group.

● Provide support for research, organizational, and administrative tasks.

● Teaching is not required.

Your profile

● PhD in political science or a related discipline (completed or close to completion).

● Interest in the field of digital technology and politics.

● 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, specifically causal inference and/or computational social science.

● Very good command of English.

What we offer

● Duration of employment: January 2024 (or upon agreement) - December 2025.

● Salary: CHF 77,480/year (0.8 FTE).

● Opportunity to teach for an additional 0.2 FTE (upon agreement).

● 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.

Further information

● Further inquiries can be directed to Fabrizio Gilardi (

● Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference, and the following form:

● Please send your application electronically as one single pdf-file to the personnel office of the Department of Political Science (

● Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023. ● Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.