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'

Tenure Track Researcher (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 research area analyses the determinants of labour market outcomes in knowledge-based economies at the level of individuals, companies, and regions. Grounded in economic theory, microeconometric methods are used to identify causal relationships based on administrative data, tailor-made in-house surveys, and unique linked-employee-employer data. The areas special expertise lies in studying the consequences of advancing digitalisation, educational expansion, and large-scale migration for employment, wages, and equality of opportunity. The unit also investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and labour market outcomes.

    The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are about to complete their PhD in economics, preferably on a topic of labour and/or education economics. Candidates should have a strong interest for theory-based, empirical or experimental analyses. Candidates are invited to develop the area’s research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication performance and to provide research based policy advice. Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Fluency in English is required; command of German is highly appreciated.

    We offer a full-time, tenure-track position for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another three years. ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment as well as to carve out a position for themselves in a highly interesting area of research. 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.
    ZEW is an equal opportunity employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading research positions, we specifically encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

    Please feel free to contact Ms Ann-Kathrin Daubner ( if you have any question about your application. For further information on the institute, please visit our website at

    IF INTERESTED, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, diplomas, 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 EJM-LE_10-21 via the online application form on our website by November 30, 2021. Reference letters can be uploaded via the EconJobMarket platform. We will interview selected candidates online during the virtual European Job Market on 15 – 18 December 2021.

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

    Date  20.10.2021


    Labour Markets and Human Resources

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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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