Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva

Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the project “The Strategy of Recorded Voting in the European Parliament” (StREP).

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Researcher to join a research team working on a new project directed by Professors Bjorn Hoyland (Principal Investigator, University of Oslo) and Simon Hug, financed by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims at developing a new statistical estimator for simultaneous move games relying on the “quantal response equilibrium” concept. This estimator will be applied to the study of roll call vote requests in the European Parliament. Extensions to this estimator will also allow empirical evaluations of theoretical models in other contexts while respecting the precise theoretical implications.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the research, with an emphasis on collecting and preparing data for the empirical evaluations (including the use of web-scrapping techniques). S/he is expected to have a solid training in quantitative methods and in the development (and programming) of estimators (preferably in R).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in political science, or related disciplines defended no later than 5 years ago (date of viva voce) at the moment of the engagement. S/he will have a range of statistical and data skills.

 The normal duration of the post-doctoral position is three years starting from the date of engagement. Enrolment under privat law contract. Postdocs will receive a generous salary. The gross salary scale (14) at full employment (100%) approximates CHF 81'000 a year.

Excellent English language skills are required to work in this international project, french is optional.

The application, including a motivation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas and job certificates, has to be submitted exclusively on line by clicking the button below "Postuler/Apply now" before the date mentioned above (23h59 Geneva time).

For additional information please contact via e-mail Prof. Simon Hug :

Deadline: 30.07.2020

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