The ifo Center for the Economics of Education has an immediate vacancy for a doctoral student (m/f/d) to complete a PhD in economics at the chair of the Center Director Prof Ludger Woessmann at the University of Munich and to work on research projects in the economics of education.
The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. It deals with economically and politically relevant issues at the highest scientific level and with an international reputation and develops research-based recommendations for action for politics, business and society. Through its five fields of activity - research, promotion of young researchers, policy advice, participation in public debates and information/services - it contributes to maintaining and increasing sustainable economic prosperity and social participation under constantly changing conditions.
The Center for the Economics of Education studies the determinants and consequences of education from an economic perspective. Investigating education policies for prosperity and cohesion, its research aims to further our understanding of how the state can empower people to benefit from the potentials of an open society.
Further information on the ifo Institute and its career opportunities can be found at https://www.ifo.de/en/about-us/ifo-career
- Working on research projects in the economics of education, with a particular focus on econometric analysis of international achievement tests
- Completing a PhD in economics at the Chair of Center Director Prof Ludger Woessmann at the LMU
- Participation in the structured PhD program of the Munich Graduate School of Economics at the LMU
- A strong Masters in economics
- Sound knowledge of the theoretical principles of economics, relevant empirical methods and the economics of education and/or labor economics
- An excellent command of written and spoken English
- Good German language skills are an asset
- Comprehensive scientific qualification at one of Germany’s best economics faculties and involvement in the policy-oriented empirical economics research of one of Europe’s leading economic research institutes, as well as the opportunity to acquire enriching international experience
- Compensation based on the German public service pay scale (75%, TV-L E13)
- A working contract initially limited to three years with an option to extend
- Many opportunities for further education and training
- Flexible working hours
- Relocation allowance for employees who move in from abroad
- German language courses for non-German-speaking employees
The ifo Institute promotes professional equality regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or worldview, disability, age or sexual identity. It aims to increase the proportion of women in research and therefore expressly encourages women to apply.
Please submit your completed application under reference number 2020-001 BI-DOK by 9 February 2020 preferably via email to:
Poschingerstraße 5, 81679 Munich
Please send your covering letter, curriculum vitae and certificates as a single pdf file.
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