Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (doctoral researcher), University of Passau, full-time postion, TV-L E13



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What we seek

  • You are a highly motivated master’s graduate with an excellent degree in economics, information systems or a related field of study. Preliminary part-time employment up to 0.5 full-time equivalent in line with pay grade E12 TV-L may be arranged temporarily for candidates who have not yet completed their master’s thesis. Please contact us for details.
  • Very good analytical skills and keen interest in the economic regulation of the digital economy. Knowledge of computer science would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Willingness to approach complex practical problems with analytical methods and to learn or deepen new methods (e.g. experimental economic research, game theory, industrial economics, econometrics).
  • Ability to work in a team, open-mindedness, and the motivation to work on a research project independently, diligently and under pressure.

Excellent spoken and written English language skills. Knowledge of German would be advantageous but is not a requirement.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to pursue doctoral study at a renowned German university, and as part of a strong team with recognised research activities at the highest international level (see
  • Personal and structured supervision of the doctoral thesis, including active exchange within the team as well as the opportunity to participate in regular seminars and workshops for doctoral students.
  • Participation in international summer schools and methodological workshops as well as the structured doctoral programme of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems.
  • Regular participation in international conferences and integration into an international research network as well as participation in the national and international political discourse on the regulation of the digital economy.
  • Involvement in the Chair’s teaching and design of taught courses, especially for the study programmes Business Administration and Economics, Information Systems, International Economics and Business, and Digital Transformation in Business and Society.
  • Excellent infrastructure, including the Chair's own experimental laboratory, on one of the most beautiful university campuses in Germany.

Job-sharing arrangements may be possible, depending on the number of suitable candidates. The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for the position.

This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities. Those who are registered disabled are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.

If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Professor Jan Krämer by e-mail (

To apply, please send your full application (including motivation letter and school, training and work certificates) as a single pdf file to You can apply at any time, the application procedure is open until the position is filled. We will start reviewing received applications on 31 August 2020.

E-mailed applications are kept on file for up to six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.

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Innstraße 41

94032 Passau , Germany