Two full-time Postdoc positions (m/f/d) in the Research Group "Sustainability and Governance" (Berlin Office)

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70800-16/22

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is a leading center for scientific research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany and a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute is an independent, non-profit research institution headquartered in Essen, Germany. RWI's work provides information on economic developments and their causes, facilitates informed decisions by policymakers and companies, and promotes public understanding of economic policy issues.
RWI is inviting applications for 

Two full-time Postdoc positions (m/f/d) in the Research Group ”Sustainability and Governance” (Berlin Office)
 

The group, based at RWI's Capital Office in Berlin-Mitte, pursues scientific research and provides evidence-based policy advice on issues related to a sustainable economy and the institutions and processes that are necessary to achieve it. Its central topics are the causal evaluation of sustainability policy measures, the design and political economy-informed analysis of policy mix pathways, and the challenges of an extended welfare measurement beyond GDP. Through national and international cooperation, the thematic breadth of economic, ecological, and social aspects is covered within a comprehensive sustainability perspective.


Your tasks will include
•    Empirical research and publication of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals
•    Collaboration on exciting and relevant third-party funded projects with the purpose of scientific policy advice
•    Working with the PhD students in the research group and supporting their academic development
•    in the medium term: Acquisition and management of third-party funded projects as well as contributions to the further development of the research agenda

The successful applicant should
•    in addition to an excellent PhD, have in-depth knowledge of political economy and/or environmental economics
•    possess profound proficiency in applied microeconometrics and significant experience with programs such as Stata and/or R
•    be highly interested in issues of political economy in the context of a comprehensive transformation to sustainability
•    ideally have expertise in research on corporate behavior under regulation, especially R&D, based on firm-level data
•    be also open to inter-/transdisciplinary projects and the associated diversity of disciplines and methods
•    ideally have experience in working on, acquiring and/or managing third-party funded projects
•    have successfully published in peer-reviewed journals or have conducted promising research with this perspective
•    have a very good command of English and at least basic German (or the willingness to acquire it)
•    enjoy working both independently and as part of a team and bring a high level of initiative to the job

We offer
•    a challenging position in a highly motivated research team with great opportunities to pursue own ideas, to gain experience in project management, to start internal and external research collaborations and to actively contribute to the discussion on sustainability policy issues at national and European level
•    exciting projects at the intersection of political economy, environmental economics and microeconometrics as well as integration into a vibrant community of environmental, climate and sustainability economists in Berlin and beyond
•    strong support to present research results at international conferences and facilitation of research stays abroad
•    the long-term perspective of obtaining a permanent position within the framework of structured and transparent personnel development – depending mainly on success in publication activities and the acquisition of third-party funding

The full-time positions are initially limited to three years, but an extension is desired. The remuneration is paid in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TV-L) with the special rules for employees at universities and research institutions and in accordance with the responsibilities associated with the position (EG 14). Compliance with the guidelines for the disabled and the provisions of the law on part-time work are guaranteed. We promote the professional equality of all genders.
For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Nils aus dem Moore (Head of the Research Group), and for further information about the application process, please contact Mr. Tilo Schneider (Head of Human Resources). Both contacts can be reached by e-mail at the following address: humanresources@rwi-essen.de.

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, relevant transcripts, at least one letter of reference and up to three relevant scientific papers), ideally via e-mail, quoting the reference number 70800-16/22 by August 31, 2022 to

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Mr Tilo Schneider, P.O. Box 10 30 54
45030 Essen, Germany
E-Mail: humanresources@rwi-essen.de

For more information on the Institute, please visit https://www.rwi-essen.de/en/

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Reference Number

70800-16/22