Lab Director 100%, Zurich, temporary

10.07. | Executive po­si­tion | 100%

Lab Director 100%, Zurich, temporary

Lab Director

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Public Policy Group and the Immigration Policy Lab at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences invite applications for a Lab Director. Our research group employs field and natural experimental methods to quantify the impact of immigration and integration policies in Europe and other migrant receiving or sending 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 policies to improve the lives of immigrants and host communities. Our interdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, data scientists and program managers work in a highly collaborative environment where we partner with practitioners and policymakers in the field to drive policy evaluation and innovation.

Job description

The Lab Director will design, oversee and coordinate the group’s strategic vision and research agenda in collaboration with Professor Dominik Hangartner. In addition, he or she will be in charge of the overall governance and management of the Lab as well as its funding, external relations, communication and impact strategy. The Lab Director will work closely with faculty, staff and affiliates of the Zurich and Stanford branch of the Immigration Policy Lab, lead a team of program managers, data scientists and research assistants, manage and develop the partnership network with nonprofit organizations, international organizations and government agencies, co-author funding proposals and scientific articles, and communicate complex social science findings to a diverse audience.

The initial appointment will be for two years beginning in Fall 2020, with an expected renewal for several years to come, contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary will be very competitive and in line with ETH standards.

Your profile

The ideal candidate should fit one of these profiles:

  • An advanced degree in economic or social sciences such as an MBA or master’s degree and several years of work experience in coordinating collaborative multi-stakeholder projects in the corporate or non-profit sector

  • A very strong research background including a PhD in economic or social sciences and relevant experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects.

Excellent scientific writing and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to synthesize research in an easily understandable manner. Experience with team management, knowledge of quantitative social science methods, and immigration and integration policy are desirable. Proficiency in English is essential, proficiency in German is highly desirable.

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Executive po­si­tion, 100%


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