PostDoc Statistics/Econometrics

Institut of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel
Job Description: 

is announced at the Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Neuchâtel.
The Institute of Statistics of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel expects to open a postdoctoral position starting in November 2010.


The applicant should
have a doctorate in Statistics or in a related field,
have a track record of publications in refereed international journals,
be interested in teaching and willing to perform to a high level in the didactic duties,
have good knowledge of both French and English.


The postdoctoral fellow will be employed on a fixed-term contract of up to 4 years and will be active in the Institute of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel for the full duration of this position. She/he is expected to
teach an average of 4 hours a week in the bachelor and master programs. The teaching is both in French and English
conduct high-quality research leading to publication in good refereed international journals
organize the research seminar of the institute
supervise undergraduate and master theses and help supervising doctoral students within her/his research area
participate in other administrative activities in the institute (organize scientific events, etc.)


The successful candidate will receive benefits and salary in accordance to the rules and regulations of the University of Neuchâtel (see
Rough and non-binding estimates of the salary for 100% employment go from a gross salary of around CHF 100,000 (€ 75,000)/year in the first year to roughly CHF 110,000 (€ 83,000)/year in the fourth year.

Each applicant should send the following documents to
(1) A CV including biographical information, degrees, work and teaching experiences, list of publications, list of honors, awards, scholarships, fellowships, etc.
(2) Three reference letters (to be sent directly by the reference scholars to the email address indicated above). The candidate should arrange for the letters to be sent by the application’s deadline. The names and addresses (including e-mail and FAX) of three referees should be included in the CV.
(3) A short statement (1-2 pages) describing
the applicant’s interest in the research area, if possible also the work that he or she would like to do during the appointment
her/his views on teaching, relevant previous experiences related to didactic activities of any kind, etc.
other experiences and interests demonstrating the qualities listed in the section on QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSESSMENT GROUNDS FOR APPOINTMENT

Interviews will be conducted starting October 15th. Conditional on the position being still unfilled applications will be accepted until November 15th. The position starts November 1st 2010 or at a later date to be commonly decided.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Yves Tillé at

Job Categories: 
Postdoctoral fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Nov 15 2010