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 frontierempirical 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 the Research Department Environmental and Climate Economics

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

    As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the department’s scientific research agenda as well as its economic policy advising projects. You will conduct scientific research with the goal of publication in high-level scientific journals and engage in economic policy advising projects with high visibility among economic decision makers and the general public.

    The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are close to completing their PhD in economics, preferably in the area of environmental and energy economics, public economics, labor economics, or related fields. Applicants should have a strong interest to study the economics of climate change mitigation and to conduct economic assessments of climate and energy policies using a theory-based, quantitative approach which draws on numerical economic modelling and simulations techniques (for example, numerical general and partial equilibrium frameworks and microsimulation). Knowledge of econometrics or methods from data science are an asset, and the successful candidate should be willing to work with numerical methods as a key methodological focus. During the first two years of the appointment, the researcher will partly focus on a Horizon Europe research project examining the labor market effects of climate policies in the EU. Applicants are not expected to teach, but should be interested to develop the department’s research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication performance and, based on rigorous academic research, to advise national and European authorities. Knowledge of German and European climate and energy policy is an asset. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of German is not essential but would be an advantage.

    ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment with high international standards as well as to carve out a position for themselves in a highly interesting area of research. ZEW’s 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. The institute provides considerable support to its researchers in attaining post-doctoral qualifications, for example, by offering courses, granting sabbaticals as well as encouraging research visits at universities and research institutions abroad. Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits.

    IF INTERESTED, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, 2 reference letters, your PhD thesis and a writing sample which can be, for example, a published paper or a working paper) via the online application form on our website. We consider applications until the position is filled, and encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

    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.

    Please feel free to contact Ms Ann-Kathrin Daubner if you have any question about your application.



    Environmental and Climate Economics

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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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