Postdoctoral Researcher Entrepreneurship and Innovation (f/m/x)

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is seeking qualified candi­dates to fill two positions at the rank of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (f/m/x)

JEL Classification: G30, G34, L1, L2, M1, M2, O3, O4, O5

Successful candidates will be assigned to the research groups led by Professor Javier Miranda and Professor Ufuk Akcigit that are part of the IWH Department of Structural Change and Productivity, and Professor Merih Sevilirthat is part of the IWH Department of Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets, starting in June 2024.

We expect the candidate to possess an excellent research profile in entrepreneurship and innovation research using the latest theoretical and/or quantitative methods. The successful candidate will work as part of the Leibniz Coopera­tive Excellence Programme in a joint collaboration of IWH and ZEW. This collaboration will bring together detailed information from firms, establishments, workers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The contract is limited to two years. Extensions are possible. The main office will be in Halle (Saale).

The successful candidate has a willingness to work in a highly dynamic environment. Leadership skills and experience in (co-)supervision of PhD students are advantages.

What we offer

The Halle Institute for Economic Research is connected to a large community of international scientists, research depart­ments, and policy institutions and, through that, promotes a flourishing environment that directly connects our research on European firm and market performance to actual policy questions within leading European policy institutions.

Your profile/Your motivation

You hold a high-quality doctoral degree in economics or are close to completing it. You have a sound background in applied econometrics. We value good knowledge of relevant firm micro data. You have a strong interest in applying empirical eco­nomics to policy-relevant research questions.

Further information

The IWH considers itself a family-friendly employer that guarantees equal opportunities. Remuneration and benefits cor­respond to the German public sector salary scheme (up to pay group 13 Tarifvertrag der Länder, TV-L).

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application ‒ irrespective of gender, nationality, dis­ability, or ethnic and social background. Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suit­ability, ability and professional expertise. Please indicate a severe disability in your application. The IWH aims to increase the proportion of female researchers and specifically encourages women to apply. The hiring committee will conduct a first set of interviews online.

Application procedure

We will review applications on an ongoing basis until the closure of this vacancy on April 15, 2024. We recommend to send your application until March 15, 2024, to be considered for the first round of interviews. Your application should include your CV, list of publications, references, teaching experience and evaluation, list of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funds. Please address it with indication 2024-05 and submit it electronically in a single pdf file to fep-jobs(at)iwh-halle.de. For inquiries, please contact Javier Miranda (Javier.Miranda(at)iwh-halle.de).