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Postdoctoral Position in Applied Economics/Econometrics

04.08.2020, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Postdoctoral Position in Applied Economics/Econometrics. Starting at the earliest December 1, 2020, the initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German State Regulated Public Salary Scale (TV-L E13 100%).

The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in the chair group’s tasks in various national and international projects in the areas of production, natural resource, energy, and general microeconomics. Projects include EU H2020 large collaborative international projects (e.g. EFFECT, FITHydro, BIOMONITOR, SIGMA Nexus, POPILLIA, Ponderful) or nationally funded projects (e.g. BMBF ELEWI, BMBF BLIZ etc). The successful candidate is also expected to be actively involved in PhD candidate supervision, teaching activities and will contribute to curricula development of the chair group. He/she will further lead and contribute to nationally and internationally recognized and competitive funding bids as well as academic services.

The successful applicant will develop his/her own empirical research agenda in e.g. one or several of the following areas:
  • production, technology and innovation
  • natural resource
  • climate change
  • bio- and circular economy
  • energy
  • applied econometrics and related methods
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in applied economics, applied econometrics/statistics, or related disciplines. A clear interest and experience in econometric methods as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed journals and attracting competitive funding. An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. Example projects (e.g., EU, DFG, BMBF) can be found on our homepage (http://pur.wzw.tum.de/). Regions for current research collaborations comprise among others Europe, (South) Asia, Africa and South America.

Interdisciplinary experiences will be an advantage.
Knowledge of German will be an advantage.

We offer
The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics offers a stimulating work environment that promotes individual creativity and effective teamwork. More information about the group is available at http://pur.wzw.tum.de/.

Please submit your electronic application (CV, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, statement of research interests, teaching experience etc.) as well as a list of referees in a single PDF to the head of the chair group, Professor Jo Sauer (jo.sauer@tum.de). For more information, please contact our senior researcher Maria Vrachioli, PhD (maria.vrachioli@tum.de) or Professor Jo Sauer. Deadline for applications is the 1st of October 2020.

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

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Kontakt: Dr. Maria Vrachioli (maria.vrachioli@tum.de)

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