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Head (f/m) of a Junior Research Group "Digital Platforms"
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is seeking to hire a
Head of a Junior Research Group "Digital Platforms"
The newly set-up group offers exceptionally promising junior researchers an important opportunity on their career ladder. As head of the junior
research group the successful applicant can run his or her own working group at an early stage and engage in independent research. The focus of
the group will be on digital platforms with a special emphasis on issues related to market design and algorithmic decision-making. Candidates
should be interested to develop a related research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication record, and, based on rigorous research,
to advise national and European authorities. Teaching is not expected.
Candidates should have a strong postdoctoral research record and sound knowledge of the market design paradigm and machine learning methods. He or she is
expected to be able to build up a research program and to lead a small team as the head of an independent research group (funding for 2 PhD students is provided).
Knowledge of German would be an advantage, but is not essential. A willingness to learn German language skills is however a requirement. Fluency in English is required.
We are offering the opportunity to undertake challenging work in a vibrant research environment. Extensive contacts within our international research network and
the opportunity to take on a leadership position offer attractive future career prospects. Continuing qualification in postdoctoral studies is explicitly supported,
e.g., by facilitating fellowships at renowned research institutions abroad. The position will be for an initial period of three years with a possibility to extend
for another three years with a tenure option. Remuneration is competitive (TV-L E 14, 100%) and based on the TVL statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits.
ZEW is committed to increase female employment in leading research positions. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference
if equally qualified. Handicapped persons with appropriate qualifications are also encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, a short description of possible future research projects, job-market paper, and references) quoting
the reference code "Z-NFGL-IKT-09/18" via the online application form on our website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline of 20 October 2018.