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Funded PhD position; in Negotiation Engineering; at Department of Management, Technology and Economics; ETH Zurich; in Switzerland


The chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (NECOM) is part of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich and has an open position as

PhD Student in Negotiation Engineering (100%)

The chair’s main focus is on interdisciplinary theoretical and applied research in the field of negotiation, conflict management and mediation. We develop and employ models to analyze negotiation processes and practical decision-making in conflict situations. The directions of our research include Application of negotiation models in practice, Negotiation Engineering and Negotiation framework in Switzerland.

The applicant should hold a master degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, economics or political science and should have a strong interest in mathematical modeling and international relations. We are looking for motivated candidates capable to work independently and responsibly.Excellent command of English and German is required. The position is open from the 1 October 2017. Salary will be in accordance with ETH Zurich standards. The position is for 3 years with a possibility for extension of one year.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a Motivation letter outlining your scholarly and practical background, skills and specific research interests, your Curriculum Vitae, University transcripts of records (with a description of the grading system), two samples of written work (e.g., master thesis or research papers) and two academic references .The selection process starts mid August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the chair please visit our website If you should have any further questions, please address them to Dr. Philip Grech,  (no applications).

Deadline: Unspecified

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