The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is looking to fill the following position in the Research Department Digital Economy at the earliest date possible:

Researcher (100 %)
(PhD student or postdoc)

The position involves working on projects in the areas of both academic research and high-level economic policy advice focused on the topic of digitalisation. The role requires the application of statistical and econometric methods frequently used in empirical economic research. This position is open to PhD students as well as post-doctoral researchers with experience in a related field of research. The doctorate may be obtained via the "individual" path or as part of a structured university-based doctoral programme.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong academic performance in a completed course of studies (master’s or doctoral degree) in applied microeconomics, business information systems or a similar field of study. We are looking for candidates with a significant interest in conducting theoretical, empirical or experimental analyses, as well as a high level of expertise in econometrics and programming (e.g. with Stata, Python or R). On top of this, candidates should display a talent for recording facts and information in an accurate and concise manner and be able to summarise results effectively in English. Knowledge of German is desirable but not essential.
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 an area of economic research of high social relevance. ZEW’s vast international network of partner institutions as well as the great number of projects involving international cooperation also offer many exciting opportunities for future career development. The institute provides considerable support to its researchers in attaining their doctoral or post-doctoral qualifications, for example, by granting sabbaticals as well as encouraging research visits at universities and research institutions abroad. Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits.
If interested, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, and two references) by 22 January 2018 quoting the reference code "Z-IKT-12/17" via the online application form on our website.

Zentrum für Europäische
Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH
Doris Brettar
Tel. +49 (0)621-1235-250
www.zew.de · www.zew.eu

Bewerbungsschluss: 22.01.2018