The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. The ZEW is a non-profit organization and works in the field of frontier empirical economic research and high-level policy advice. It is integrated into an extensive national and international network of universities and research institutes. The ZEW is looking to fill the following position in our Research Group “Health Care Markets and Health Policy”

Tenure Track Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d, 100%)

    We seek to hire an applied economist specializing on empirical research in the fields of Health Economics. The group covers a wide range of topics, focussing on the supply and reimbursement of traditional health care services as well as digital health tools.
    The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of health economics and quantitative evaluation methods in particular quasi-experimental methods for administrative data. Experience in planning, conducting and evaluating experimental studies (clinical, lab and field interventions) is a plus.

    The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are about to complete their PhD in economics. Candidates will contribute to and shape the evolving research agenda of the department. They aim for excellent academic publications in leading journals. They are comfortable with communicating their scientific findings to the public and advising policymakers based on their expertise. We are looking for candidates with the ability to work independently within a team, good organisational and excellent oral and written expression skills. The candidates are not expected to teach but should be interested to conceptualize and manage third party-financed research projects particularly targeting European institutions. Fluency in English is required; command of German is not necessary but will be helpful.

    We offer a full-time, tenure-track position for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another three years. Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits. The successful applicant will take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment. ZEW’s close links with the University of Mannheim next door, its vast international network of partner institutions as well as the great number of projects involving international cooperation also offer many exciting opportunities for future career development. ZEW also provides active support to postdocs in advancing their postdoctoral qualification, for example by supporting research visits at prestigious universities and research institutions abroad. ZEW is an equal opportunity employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading research positions, we specifically encourage qualified female applicants to apply.

    IF INTERESTED, please submit your application (including cover letter, CV, job market paper and reference letters) by 04th of December 2022 via the online application form on our website. We will interview selected candidates online during the virtual European Job Market on 14 – 16 December 2022.

    Date  09.11.2022


    Health Care Markets and Health Policy

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    Ann-Kathrin Daubner
    Phone: +49 621 1235-250

    ZEW – Leibniz-Centre for European Research
    L7, 1 · 68161 Mannheim · Germany


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