We are a research institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
The Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social
Law and Social Policy studies, evaluates, anticipates and accompanies the micro- and
macroeconomic aspects of demographic change. For our research unit „Life-Cycle Decisions“,
we are looking for a
Post-doctoral Researcher in applied
with a strong knowledge of econometrics. As a candidate, you will have expertise or an interest
in the economics of aging and complement the research interests and skills of other
members of the unit.
You will start as soon as possible. The contract will last until 31 December 2022.
Ph.D. in economics or close to finishing your Ph.D.,
Strong interest in public economics and economic policy analysis,
Demonstrated capacity or potential for high-quality publications in economics,
Ability to work independently – and willingness to collaborate with other members of
the research unit – on projects related to the economics of aging (see below),
Strong knowledge of econometrics and/or expertise in structural estimation are preferred,
Experience with STATA and/or similar programming languages,
Fluency in English
We expect you to work on empirical research questions concerning life-cycle decisions of individuals
such as: education, savings, labor market participation, retirement, and their impact
on wealth, health and the need for long-term care. The analysis of policy reforms and their
distributional impacts will form the core of your research. You will have excellent opportunities
to work with the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), which is
managed by MEA.
We are an open-minded, motivated team of researchers. We offer a stimulating research
environment with excellent contacts in our international research networks. MEA is part of
the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and is based in the heart of Munich,
a vibrant city home to many excellent researchers in economics. Further studies towards
postdoctoral qualification are welcome and explicitly supported.
The compensation will be in accordance with TVöD and the relevant experience of the candidate
(„Entgeltgruppe 13“). The place of employment is Munich.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from men and women,
including disabled people, from all cultural backgrounds and ethnic origins.
For questions, please email Dr. Ivo Bakota (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Todd
Morris (email@example.com). Your electronic application should include:
a cover letter detailing your research interests,
a list of a minimum of two references (or, submit the letters of reference directly at the
one or two papers that best describe your research,
and academic transcripts
Please send your electronic application in one single pdf file before December 15, 2020
stating reference number 20-20 to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Interviews will be held virtually in early January 2021.
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy