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 "Digital Economy"

Doctoral Researcher (75 %, f/m/d)

    Your work at ZEW will focus on research and policy advice in the field of digital economy. You will apply statistical and econometric methods of empirical economic research as well as novel methods such as text and network analysis.

    About you
    • You have completed or are about to complete your Master’s degree in economics, business administration or a related field
    • You have a strong interest in theoretically sound, empirical or experimental analyses, good programming skills and knowledge of or interest in the evaluation of web-based data
    • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. German is not required but highly appreciated

    What we can offer you
    • Comprehensive support for Doctoral Researchers to advance their qualifications through academic training and mentoring as well as opportunities for research stays at prestigious universities and research institutions abroad
    • Exciting academic research projects and socially relevant science-based policy advice projects in a highly interesting field of research
    • Excellent opportunities for future career development by 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 partners
    • Remuneration in line with the TV-L and a multitude of associated public service benefits
    • Employment in a 75% position for the first two years and subsequently in a 100% position
    • Flexible working time arrangements and the possibility of mobile working
    • A great location set in the heart of Mannheim and a fully operating infrastructure

    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, master thesis or another sample of your research) by 30th of April 2024 via the online application form on our website only. Please feel free to contact Miriam Charles from HR if you have any question about the application process. For questions related to the position itself, please contact Dr. Bettina Schuck.


    PhD_IKT 03/24

    Digital Economy

    Application end

    Miriam Charles
    Phone: +49 621 1235-252

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


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