Doctoral Student in Economics (75% FTE)

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Phd candidate

Reference Number

UOS-PHD-IVR-2023

Annual Salary

37695 - 54336 EUR
(41000 - 59100 USD)

This is the gross annual salary for 75% TV-L E13 (range for steps 1 through 6). The net monthly salary ranges from 2042.04 to 2744.54 EUR, depending on previous employment/experience.

The Institute of Economics and Law at the University of Stuttgart is looking for a Ph.D. candidate in economics (with an interest in macroeconomics, development economics, and data science). German Ph.D. positions are fully funded (this position pays 75% FTE based on 13 TV-L).

The Chair of Macroeconomics and Digital Transformation, headed by Tenure-Track-Professor Richard Bluhm at the University of Stuttgart, invites applications for a position as

Doctoral Student/Research Associate

to be appointed as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to one year (and can thereafter be extended to cover the usual duration of a Ph.D.). The salary scale is 75% of 13 TV-L.

Your responsibilities and duties

  • Independent research and completion of a Ph.D. thesis
  • Participation in international research projects and grant proposals by the professorship
  • Teaching assistant in macroeconomics and development economics
  • Support with the supervision of students and organizational tasks of the professorship

Your profile

  • Candidates are expected to hold (or are close to completion of) an above-average university degree (master's or equivalent) in economics or a related subject with an emphasis on quantitative methods (e.g., data science, political science/ public policy)
  • An interest in development-related questions is required, particularly at the intersection with other disciplines (data science, geography, social sciences, etc.)
  • Knowledge of empirical methods/econometrics and experience with statistical programming languages (e.g., Stata, R, Python) are essential requirements.
  • English-language speaking and writing proficiency is essential; knowledge of German is not required but will be an asset.

We offer a dynamic work environment in a young, research-oriented team, an excellent regional and international network (e.g., for research stays abroad), and family-friendly working conditions.

The team of the professorship of macroeconomics and digital transformation works in the following areas: economic growth, development economics, political economy, and applied econometrics/ data science. Our research focuses primarily on the spatial distribution of economic activity, the political economy (of growth, environmental policy, and public goods), and the measurement of income and inequality. We study policy-relevant research questions using modern empirical methods, big data (e.g., satellite images), and—where suitable—formal theory.

To learn more about the position, visit the website of the new professorship (ivr.uni-stuttgart.de/makro/ or www.richard-bluhm.com) and feel free to contact us before sending your documents.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Stuttgart intends to promote women in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, (optional) letters of recommendation) latest by March 15, 2022, via e-mail to richard.bluhm@ivr.uni-stuttgart.de and sekretariat@ivr.uni-stuttgart.de.

More Information

Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Phd candidate

Reference Number

UOS-PHD-IVR-2023

Annual Salary

37695 - 54336 EUR
(41000 - 59100 USD)

This is the gross annual salary for 75% TV-L E13 (range for steps 1 through 6). The net monthly salary ranges from 2042.04 to 2744.54 EUR, depending on previous employment/experience.

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