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Postdoctoral Researchers (Environmental Economics and Energy Economics)

Posted on: 
May 14, 2012
Application Deadline: 
May 31, 2012

Type of position

Corporate, Senior



The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, Germany, is a non-profit economic research institute and works in the field of applied empirical economic research. The institute pursues a microeconomic and microeconometric course of research and is integrated into a dense national and international network of universities and research institutes. Its Research Department Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management is recruiting two

Researchers (Postdocs)

The central task of the positions will be the application of econometric, particularly microeconometric, or experimental methods on environmental issues, or the development and the application of theory-based quantitative models for environmental policy analysis based on the general equilibrium theory. One position is assigned to the research area of Energy Economics, the focus of a second position is determined by the future employee’s profile. The successful applicants will conduct and manage scientific research projects and challenging economic policy advising projects. We offer the opportunity to contribute own ideas and to develop the profile of the research department conceptually and strategically.

The successful applicants will have a PhD with an emphasis in environmental or energy economics or a related field and an excellent knowledge of empirical methods (econometrics, experimental methods, or CGE modelling). Candidates should preferably have experience in research, economic policy advising and project management. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of German would be appreciated.

We are offering the opportunity to undertake challenging work as part of a motivated research team. Extensive contacts within our national and international research network as well as international co-operations offer attractive future career prospects for the successful candidates. Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits. Continuing qualification is explicitly supported, e.g. by granting periods of paid release from normal project work and by facilitating fellowships at renowned research institutions abroad.

Please send your application quoting the reference code: “In-Env-05/12”. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2012.

ZEW Centre for European Economic Research - Doris Brettar - L 7, 1 - 68161 Mannheim - Germany - E-mail:

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