Doctoral Student/Research Assistant (m/f/d) in International Economics or Political Economy (Salary Scale 13TV-L, 75 %)



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The Institute of Macroeconomics (Prof. Dr. Martin Gassebner) at the Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Student/Research Assistant (m/f/d) in International Economics or Political Economy (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)to be appointed on April 1, 2022 or earlier/later upon mutual agreement. The position is initially limited to three years (extension is possible).

The Institute consists of one professor, one junior professor, and five PhD students. We offer exciting projects, the possibility of independent research, and participation in our vast international network.

Responsibilities and duties

Successful candidates are expected to conduct empirical research in the fields of International Economics, Political Economy, and/or Development Economics.While the position comes with teaching and administrative obligations, the focus is on research and the writing of the PhD thesis.


Employment conditions

Candidates are expected to hold a scientific university degree (master or equivalent) in economics or political science with an emphasis on applied methods. Excellent academic performance as well as excellent skills in econometrics are required. Proficiency in English in speaking and writing is essential (knowledge of German is helpful but not necessary).


The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.


For further information, please visit the institute's web page ( or contact Prof. Dr. Martin Gassebner (Email:


Please submit your application with supporting documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation) by January 31, 2022 in electronic form to


or alternatively by postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institut für Makroökonomik

Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover   


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Königsworther Platz 1

30167 Hannover , Germany