Research Associate (m/f/d)



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Phd candidate

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a non-state university under church leadership and officially recognized by the Free State of Bavaria. It is committed to strong research and excellent teaching and combines first-class study conditions with an international focus. Eight faculties offer a wide range of subjects for around 5.000 students. The University employs 900 people of different faiths and beliefs. Grounded in the Christian view of human life, the KU aims to create an academic and educational culture of responsibility.

The Chair of Business Administration, esp. Business Taxation and the Chair of Economics, esp. Public Finance at the Ingolstadt School of Management jointly invite applications for a position (part-time, 75 %) as a Research Associate to be filled from September 1, 2022 (or later), initially for a limited period of two years (with the possibility of extension). The place of work is Ingolstadt. The positions are remunerated according to pay grade E 13 TV-L provided that requirements are met. The successful candidates are expected to complete a doctoral degree.

The position is part of the research project “Tax avoidance of multinational firms at subsidiary level” and is funded by the Thyssen-Stiftung. There is no teaching obligation.

Your responsibilities

  • Independent research as part of your PhD thesis, with the goal of publishing it in internationally recognized journals
  • Participation in the research project “Tax avoidance of multinational firms at subsidiary level”
  • Presentation of your research at international conferences
  • Collaborating in the administrative tasks of the chairs and communications to the public

Your profile

You have completed your Master’s degree in business administration, economics (or a related subject) with very good grades. You are interested in business taxation, tax implications, tax and economic policy as well as the research topics of the chairs and empirical research. We expect in-depth knowledge of applied empirical methods. Specialized knowledge in the fields of business taxation and/or public finance, especially taxation, is desirable. You should have good organizational and communication skills, a high level of motivation, and like to show initiative. A very good command of the written and spoken English language is required. Applicants not speaking German should be willing to learn the language sufficiently well to follow every-day conversations within six months. After two years of their appointment, candidates are expected to be proficient in the German language.

Our offer

  • An active research environment, with a research focus on business taxation, international taxation and their implications
  • Participation in the Doctoral program of the faculty and the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics
  • A professional and varied work environment with good team spirit
  • Cooperation in an enthusiastic team
  • Welfare benefits in the public service

Your application

Please send your application with the usual supporting documents by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Reinald Koch and Prof. Dr. Dominika Langenmayr via, by July 10, 2022, (please combine all documents in one PDF file). If you have questions regarding the position, please email Prof. Dr. Reinald Koch (email: or Prof. Dr. Langenmayr directly (email: All submitted application documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the hiring process has been completed.


All employees are obliged to acknowledge the nature and mission of the KU as stipulated in its Mission Statement and Foundation Charter. The University is therefore interested in receiving applications with relevant information in this regard.

The KU is committed to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, and aims to ensure that its members are able to balance work and family life. Candidates with severe disabilities who are equally suitable to other applicants will be prioritized.


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Phd candidate


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