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The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. Our work is focused in the field of applied empirical research in economics and we are looking to fill the following position at the earliest date possible:


to head the junior research group "Competition and Regulation"

As head of the research group, we expect you to lead the group‘s activities in new and exciting directions and to shape the continuing development of competition and regulation research at ZEW both strategically and in terms of content.
ZEW welcomes applicants holding a doctoral degree in economics with outstanding previous academic performance and a sound knowledge of empirical industrial economics. Skills in developing and estimating structural models would be preferable. Ideally, applicants should also have first-hand experience in providing political advice, securing third-party funds and leading project groups. A command of the German language is a prerequisite.
In return, ZEW is offering the opportunity to undertake challenging work at a leading research institution in the field of economics. Remuneration is based on the TVL (E 14) statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits. Joining ZEW also provides a multitude of opportunities for further professional development through our extensive network of national and international contacts, close cooperation with the University of Mannheim as part of the research association "Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation" (MaCCI) as well as the infrastructure of the institute itself. The position primarily involves leading a small group of highly motivated young researchers, thus providing ample opportunity for the successful applicant to further develop their leadership skills. The position is for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of extension following positive evaluation.
If interested, please submit your application quoting the reference code „Ac-WuR-10/17“ via the online application form on our website ( by 23 November 2017.
ZEW has been granted the official title "TOTAL E-QUALITY" and is
thus committed to increasing the number of women involved in scientific research.
We thus particularly encourage female researchers to apply.

Centre for European
Economic Research (ZEW)
Doris Brettar
phone: +49 (0)621 1235-250 ·

Closing date: 23.11.2017
Closing date: 23 November 2017 Published on on date 6 November 2017
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