Postdoctoral Positions in Political Science @University of Zurich (UZ), Switzerland

About :
The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich has Three Post-Doctoral Research Positions in research group of Professor Fabrizio Gilardi. The postdoctoral researchers will be part of Fabrizio Gilardi’s ERC-funded research project “Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy” Fabrizio Gilardi, as well as of the Digital Democracy Lab.

Organization : University of Zurich
Country : Switzerland
Fellowship Level : Postdoctoral
Subject areas : Political Science
Fellowship amount : Varies
Eligibility : Open to all nationalities
Deadline : Varies

Qualifications :

  • Applicant must hold PhD in Political Science or a related discipline (completed or close to completion).
  • High level of interest in 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.
  • Applicant must possess very good command of English. Knowledge of German and other European languages is an asset.


A minimum of two-year commitment is requested; renewal up to five years in total is possible and contingent on research productivity and continued fit.

Starting date:

The preferred starting date is January 2021. A later start is possible.

How to apply :

Send application electronically as one PDF-file including letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and the contact details of two references to

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