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 the Research Area 'Labour Economics'

6-year Postdoc with Tenure Option (100%, f/m/d)
Labour Economics

    As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the area’s research agenda as well as its economic policy advising projects. The new hire will become member of the new research focus group “Labor and Health.” Hence applicants' research should focus on social insurance or health-related aspects of work. Candidates should have a strong interest for theory-based, empirical or experimental analyses. Candidates will develop the area’s research agenda, contribute to an excellent publication performance and provide research-based policy advice.

    Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Fluency in English is required; command of German is a plus, but not required. Candidates must receive a Ph.D. by August 2022 and demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research.

    We offer a full-time position for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another three plus one years. After six years, ZEW offers the possibility of permanent tenure. Further, ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment. ZEW’s well-established international network of partner institutions as well as projects involving international cooperation also offer exciting opportunities for future career development. The institute provides support to its researchers in attaining post-doctoral qualifications 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 (EG 13) and its associated public sector benefits. German law offers up to 14 months of paid parental leave, mandated access to low-cost childcare from age 1, and universal kindergarten from age 3. Paid sick leave is available at 100% of the salary for up to 6 weeks, followed by paid medical leave. ZEW offers 30 days of fully paid vacation.

    IF INTERESTED, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, a CV, 2 reference letters, and a writing sample which can be, for example, a published paper, a working paper, or your PhD thesis) citing the reference code AEA-11/21 via the online application form on our website. Reference letters can be submitted through JOE. Interviews and job talks will be conducted online. We consider applications until the position is filled, and encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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

    Date  22.11.2021


    Labour Markets and Human Resources

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

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


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