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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Globalisation and Development

The GIGA seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) Globalisation and Development Applications are invited for a full-time position, with an initial contract of three years and the possibility of another three years after successful evaluation and depending on the availability of funds. The successful applicant should start as soon as possible. The position is designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with EG 13 TV-AVH / TVöD. Part-time options will be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be affiliated to one of the GIGA’s Regional Institutes and conduct research within Research Programme 3 “Globalisation and Development” (RP3). The programme studies the economic, political, and social foundations of inclusive and sustainable development; its current research focuses, inter alia, on sustainability in global value chains, decent work and employment, climate change and development, and rural-transformation processes. Further, RP3 frequently engages in research at the interface of political economy and development. It is planned to expand RP3’s research activities on the development implications of digitalisation and the “just energy transition” in the Global South. This list of topics is not exhaustive, and the candidate’s own work can match or complement RP3’s ongoing research. The candidate is expected to hand in a research outline explaining how they would contribute to the GIGA’s research agenda. This outline should include concrete ideas for collaboration with projects and researchers at the GIGA.

The candidate is expected to conduct excellent research with real-world relevance and, accordingly, to participate in knowledge-exchange and outreach activities (media engagement, policy advice, and similar). There are no teaching obligations for this position, but the Institute offers support in finding teaching opportunities at one of the GIGA’s partner universities.

Screening of applications will begin on 29 April 2024. Further information can be found here.

PhD position in Development Microeconomics at the University of Fribourg

The Chair of Development Economics at the University of Fribourg is seeking applications for a 5-year (100%) PhD position. The candidates are expected to have a strong research interest in microeconomics applied to developing countries. The focus of the position is on research, with a small workload on assistance for teaching and administration of the Chair. Candidates should have a Master’s degree in economics, statistics or a related field, preferably with a good command of econometric tools. Excellent English language skills are required; good French language skills are recommended. The position will begin on September 1, 2024. All applications should be submitted by April 15, 2024.

More information can be found here.

PhD-candidate at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

RWI is inviting applications for a PhD-candidate (m/f/d) (100% for 3 years) in the new Policy Lab “Climate Change, Development and Migration”. The position is to work in close collaboration with Profs. Renate Hartwig and Jörg Ankel-Peters on population, health and development economics – with a meta-scientific angle. The candidate will apply empirical and data-driven methods, including qualitative and quanti- tative research designs, using a range of methods from text analysis to expert surveys and Randomized Controlled Trials. Projects will also examine the scientific process, i.e. how empirical evidence is generated and compiled, as well as, the shortcomings thereof. A specific focus will be dedicated to the science-policy interface and how scientific knowledge translates to society.

The full-time position (100%) is initially limited to three years, but an extension is desired. The position is based in Essen/Germany starting as soon as possible. Details can be arranged in consultation with the candidate. The remuneration and benefits are based on the German public service pay scale (100% TV-L E13). The deadline for application submissions is 15.03.2024.

More information can be found here.

Team Leadership Position at BNITM in Hamburg

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine is hiring a Head of Research Group Implementation Science & Intervention Research in Infectious Diseases at the next possible date.

The working group shall conduct studies that address implementation bottlenecks, identifies optimal approach for a particular setting, and promotes the uptake of research findings in order to result in improved health care and its delivery. Intervention research – defined as the studies to learn what treatments, diagnostics, or strategies work best in local healthcare systems to improve human health – shall be the core expertise of the working group. In this regard the working group should engage in the empirical testing and evaluation of innovative health care interventions and health system research. Furthermore, its work should focus on assessing the impact of interventions in resource poor regions; particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is envisioned that the working group engages in research on infectious disease topics that are closely linked to the core focus of the institute (e.g., malaria, arbovirus & hemorrhagic fevers or neglected tropical diseases).

Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2024.

More information can be found here.

15 Doctoral Researchers in Food Systems Economics

The University of Göttingen has position openings for 15 Doctoral Researchers in Food Systems Economics (all genders welcome) to join the Research Training Group (RTG) 2654 “Sustainable Food Systems” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions should be filled by 1 September 2024. The regular working hours will be 65% (currently 25.87 hours per week) with a limited contract of three years to 31 August 2027. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale E13 TVL (65%). These are qualification positions for junior researchers pursuing a PhD degree.

The positions involve interdisciplinary research on questions related to “Sustainable Food Systems”. Food and agriculture are playing key roles for many of the global challenges such as poverty, undernutrition, obesity, climate change, and biodiversity loss. It is obvious that the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved without major changes in food production, distribution, and consumption. But what types of changes are useful and how these changes can be implemented politically, economically, and socially are open questions that will be addressed in the RTG, focusing on both rich and poor countries. The Program is implemented in cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC and KU Leuven in Belgium. The positions are based in Göttingen (Germany), but will require international travel for data collection and exchange with collaborators.

The application deadline is 20 March 2024. Further details about the RTG and more information regarding the application process and material can be found on the website and the job posting can be found here.

Doctoral Student at the ETH Zurich

The Development Economics Group (ETH-DEC) at ETH Zürich offers a Doctoral Student position in Development Economics. The starting time is the 1st of July (or later) 2024. Payment per month. The position is full-time and limited to four years.

The successful candidate will conduct and publish research on new research projects related to global value chains, global communication, and global cooperation. The candidate will work closely together with Prof. Isabel Günther. As part of the ETH-DEC and the ETH NADEL Global Cooperation and Sustainable Development, the successful candidate will also participate in ongoing research and teaching linked to poverty and inequalities. We offer an exciting and intellectually challenging position at a renowned university with close links to policymaking and other disciplines.

The deadline for application submissions is 15.03.2024.

More information can be found here.

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cologne

The University of Cologne is currently inviting applications for a PhD Position at a 75% activity rate (salary scale 13 TV-L). The doctoral project will be embedded in the long-term project Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP) and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). TVSEP is a comprehensive primary panel data set starting 2006 of nearly 4,400 rural households in 440 villages and promotes research on topics such as long-term effects of shocks, migration and rural transformation.

The role involves conducting an in-depth analysis of the role of entrepreneurship in rural Thailand and Vietnam, specifically focusing on its influence on regional diversification and structural change. Additionally, the selected candidate will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of planned household surveys in the field, contributing to the development and execution of survey methodologies to gather pertinent data for the research project. Responsibilities also extend to the writing of a doctoral thesis based on the research findings and contributing to academic publications related to the project. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for presenting research findings at conferences and workshops, effectively communicating the results of the study and engaging in discussions to contribute to the broader academic discourse in the field.

Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2024, for consideration.

More information can be found here.

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz University Hannover

The Institute of Environmental Economics and World Trade of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the DFG-funded long-term project TVSEP (salary scale 13 TV-L, 100%) starting on 01.04.20241 or at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to 3 years, with the possibility of an extension.

The position is intended for management activities and research within the TVSEP long-term project. The tasks include organizing household data collections in Thailand and Vietnam, data cleaning and analysis (using the statistical software Stata), creating the online questionnaire in Survey Solutions, communicating with project partners abroad, doing own research and promoting research collaboration in an international team and providing support to the organization of workshops and conferences. The position involves extensive travel in Thailand and Vietnam.

The deadline for application submissions is 31.01.2024. Later applications will be also considered as long as the position has not yet been filled. 

More information can be found here.

PhD Position at the Leibniz University Hannover

The Institute of Environmental Economics and World Trade of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the DFG-funded long-term project TVSEP (salary scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting on 01.04.2024 or at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to 3 years, with the possibility of an extension.

Tasks include writing a doctoral thesis based on the long-term project TVSEP; support of the primary data collection in Thailand and Vietnam (including travel); assisting the cleaning and harmonization activities of up to 10 waves of panel data; presenting research results at international conferences and writing and submitting articles to leading academic journals.

The deadline for application submissions is 31.01.2024. Later applications will be also considered as long as the position has not yet been filled. 

More information can be found here.

Research Assistant / PhD Position at the University of Göttingen

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (Prof. Maike Wollni) is hiring a Research Assistant / PhD Student (65%). The position is set to commence as soon as possible and is limited to 3 years.

The advertised position is part of the DFG-funded research project „Designing effective policy instruments for sustainable land transformation“. The doctoral researcher will conduct research on the effectiveness of different attributes of Payments-for-Ecosystem-Services schemes to induce adoption of sustainable land use practices, and will explore the relevance of experiential learning as an education tool to increase environmental awareness, values and pro-environmental behavior.

The position is based in Göttingen (Germany) but requires traveling and extended research stays in Indonesia. Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2024.

More information can be found here.

Professorship of Economics, esp. Sustainable Economic Policy (W2 with tenure track to W3)

The Ingolstadt School of Management is currently inviting applications for the position of Professor in Economics, with a special focus on Sustainable Economic Policy. This tenure-track opportunity, aimed at early career researchers, progresses from a W2 to a permanent W3 professorship. Candidates are expected to possess expertise in sustainability, a strong research background, and the ability to teach in both German and English.

Applications should be submitted by February 15, 2024, for consideration.

More information can be found here (german) and here (english).

Postdoctoral Position at Goethe University Frankfurt

The Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Matthias Schündeln), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Goethe University Frankfurt, seeks to fill one Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in Development Economics. Responsibilities of the position include contributing to the teaching activities of the chair, conducting research in the field of development economics, and participating in research trips for data collection and other collaborations.

The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of an extension. The position is open immediately. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (Salary grade: E 13 TV-G-U). The applications close on December 20, 2023.

More information can be found here.

Multiple Replicator Positions at RWI

RWI − Leibniz Institute for Economic Research invites applications for several positions of Replicator (m/w/d) on a self-employed basis to conduct a robustness replication of a published microeconomic study in the field of Development Economics. The successful applicant will work on the project “Robustness and Replicability in Economics (R2E). The applicants should have completed or be currently enrolled in a doctorate degree in economics, statistics, computer sciences, or a related field in social science and have an excellent command of English and advanced knowledge of the statistical software.

The position starts as soon as possible and is limited to six months. The work can be done fully remotely. The applicant will receive compensation of 2,500 € gross in total, possible distributed in installments based upon predetermined deliverables. The deadline for application submissions is November 26, 2023.

More information can be found here.

Two Stephan Klasen Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers in Development Economics

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites postdoctoral researchers in development economics from low- and middle-income countries to apply for the Stephan Klasen Fellowship. The fellowship period runs from April 1st, 2024, to March 31st, 2025. Fellows will be expected to relocate to Göttingen for the duration of the fellowship. Applications close on 15th November 2023.

More information can be found here.

Researcher at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

The German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) is looking for a researcher for the research programme „Transformation of Economic and Social Systems.“ As a member of the research team „World Economy and Development Finance,“ the selected researcher should contribute through research and policy advice to international debates on the transformation of the world economy in the context of sustainable development. The research expertise should lie in the areas of development finance, sustainable finance, and/or international finance. The planned start date of employment is 1 April 2024 and will conclude on 31 December 2026. The closing date for applications is 29 October 2023.

More information can be found here.

Economist at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

The German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) is looking for an economist for the research programme „Transformation of Economic and Social Systems”. As a member of the research team “World Economy and Development Finance”, the selected economist will contribute to research and policy advice on global economic challenges. The Institute has a particular interest in scholars with expertise on international trade, global value chains (GVCs) and/or foreign direct investment (FDI). The position will start on 1 January 2024 and is limited to 31 December 2026. Applications must be submitted by 23 October 2023.

More information can be found here.

Postdoctoral Position in Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is hiring a Postdoc in Economics for a contract from June 2024 to May 2026 at an 80% activity rate. In this role, the candidate will conduct research in labor economics, education, and migration. The starting date is June 1st, 2024. The salary and working conditions are in accordance with the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2023.

More information can be found here.

PhD Research Position at the University of Jena

The Chair of Economic Policy at the University of Jena is seeking a full-time Research Associate (PhD Candidate). The position will begin on March 1, 2024, with an initial contract term of three years. Compensation will be in accordance with TV-L E13 guidelines. All applications should be submitted by November 30, 2023.

More information can be found here.

PhD Teaching Assistant Position at the University of Passau

The Chair of Development Economics (Professor Michael Grimm) of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems of the University of Passau is looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Development Economics (PhD Position). An excellent command of both English and German is required. The position is set to commence as soon as possible but no later than April 1, 2024. The contract is initially set for a duration of three years. Compensation will be based on the TV-L E13 scale, and the role is available at 66% of a full-time position. The deadline for application submissions is October 6, 2023.

More information can be found here.

PhD Research Position at the Technische Universität Braunschweig

The Institute of Economics (Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwig) at Technische Universität Braunschweig is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) Doctoral Student position. The role, with a start date on or after 15.10.2023, has an initial contract term of three years. The salary will follow TV-L E13 guidelines. Applications must be submitted by 20.08.2023.

More information can be found here.

PhD Research Position at the University of Freiburg

The Institute for Economic Research, Department of International Economic Policy (Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze) at the University of Freiburg is seeking a teaching and research assistant (50%). Planned start date of employment is 01.11.2023, or as otherwise agreed. The position is limited to 31.10.2026. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13. The closing date for applications is 16.08.2023.

More information can be found here.

Head of Research Area “Governance of Global Inequalities”

The Department of Political Science (IPZ) at the University of Zurich invites applications for a

Head of Research Area “Governance of Global Inequalities”

The successful candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in the area of the political governance of global inequalities. Applicants can have a background in international/comparative political economy, international relations, or in political philosophy, and their research and/or teaching should relate to PPE (‚Politics, Philosophy and Economics‘). Within the broader substantive area, specialized attention might be given to issues such as the governance of global climate change agreements and policies, the regulation of migration flows, trade imbalances, developing economies and emerging markets, or changing geopolitical hierarchies. Irrespective of the substantive orientation, the successful candidate’s research should have a focus on the political governance of transnational economic, political, or social inequalities, and show an interest in empirical and normative questions and implications.

More information can be found here.

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