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Ph.D. Junior Researchers in Agricultural and Resource Economics

14.08.2023, 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 two positions as Ph.D. Junior Researcher in Agricultural and Resource Economics starting at the earliest November 1st, 2023. 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 2/3).


The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research in production, resource and/or general microeconomics leading to an international competitive PhD degree and internationally peer-reviewed publications. This includes participation in selected nationally and internationally funded projects of the Chair Group, such as the EU Horizon projects NOVASOIL or INCITIS FOOD. The candidate will have the option to conduct research related to applied agricultural and natural resource economics, the economics of food systems in Africa, or other production and natural resource oriented areas. He/she will receive high quality supervision from the chair holder as well as senior academic staff and will be in-volved in teaching at under/postgraduate level as well as funding acquisition and outreach.


The applicants should possess:

  • an excellent or very-good university degree in economics or applied economics (e.g. agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics) or related disciplines
  • strong analytical (i.e. microeconomics, production or resource economics) and methodological skills with a focus on quantitative data analysis (e.g. econometrics, statistics)
  • interest in natural resources, agriculture or the general food system and related technology
  • a high motivation and the ability to work independently with a strong team orientation
  • excellent spoken and written English and the will to acquire a certain working language of German.

What we offer

We offer The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics offers a highly international and stimulating work environment that promotes individual creativity and effective teamwork with a clear focus on quality output. More in-formation about the group is available at http://pur.wzw.tum.de/.


Please send a cover letter that explains how this position fits with your experiences and goals, your curriculum vitae, a list of references and copies of key documents (transcripts, degree certificates) in a single PDF to the head of the Chair group, Professor Johannes Sauer (jo.sauer@tum.de) by the 30th of September 2023. For additional infor-mation on the projects and the position, please contact Maria Vrachioli, Ph.D. (maria.vrachioli@tum.de) or Dr. Fabian Frick (fabian.frick@tum.de).

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the stra-tegic 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.

The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

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Kontakt: fabian.frick@tum.de; maria.vrachioli@tum.de

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