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Researcher (Doctoral Student) (f/m/d) Department "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics"
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW)
The ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is looking to fill the following position in the Junior Research Group
"Competition and Innovation" within the Research Department "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics".
Researcher (Doctoral Student, 100 %)
As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the group's scientific research agenda as well as its economic policy consulting
projects. Members of the Junior Research Group work on current issues at the interface between competition economics
and innovation. Examples are the role of market concentration on productivity growth or the effect of corporate
cross ownership on firms' competition and innovation strategies. Working with a wide range of economic methods (theoretical,
empirical, experimental), you will conduct scientific research with the goal of publication in high-level scientific
journals and engage in economic policy consulting projects with high visibility among economic decision makers and the
This position is aimed at university graduates with a very good degree in economics (Master) and a specialization in industrial
economics or applied microeconomics. We also expect a solid knowledge of econometrics (particularly microeconometrics)
and a strong interest in current economic policy issues. Your ability to capture facts accurately and concisely and
strong English writing skills complete your profile. German language skills are appreciated but not required.
ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research
environment. The Junior Research Group "Competition and Innovation" and the ZEW as a whole with its vast international
network of ZEW Research Associates offer an excellent platform for your career development and the opportunity to position
yourself scientifically in highly interesting research topics.
Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits. We explicitly support
your further academic qualifications (doctorate), for example in the form of courses, the granting of sabbaticals, and the
support of research visits at foreign universities and research institutions. Successful applicants may have the option to
join the ZEW track of the University of Mannheim's doctoral program in economics (Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics,
CDSE). This requires a separate application at the CDSE.
,please submit your application (including a motivation letter, school/university grade transcripts) by March 10, 2019 citing the reference code
"Z-IÖK/WuI-02/19" via the online application form on our website. Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to submit a writing sample.
We are able to conduct interviews via Skype (or other teleconferencing platforms).
Dr. Bernhard Ganglmair (Head of the Junior Research Group) will gladly answer any further questions. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or +49 621 1235-304.
ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
L7, 1 • 68161 Mannheim www.zew.de
The ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research has received the "TOTAL
E-QUALITY" award and is thus considered an employer who is particularly committed to ensuring
gender equality and diversity in the workplace.