Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) seeks applications for a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics

in its research area “The Environment and Natural Resources”.

Research activities in the research area “The Environment and Natural Resources” focus on the allocation of environmental and natural resources. The research area analyses the interconnectedness of factors influencing this process by evaluating international and national aspects of environmental policy measures. The successful candidate will be part of a team with several post-doctoral researchers and PhD-students. Being internationally renowned in research and policy consulting, the IfW provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in developing their career in research and policy consulting.

The position is strongly research oriented. There is no teaching obligation and there is only a very light administrative burden. Main tasks of this position include the further development the CGE model DART-BIO (Dynamic Applied Regional Trade). Most importantly, you will be expected to work on relevant, high-quality research and to publish in leading economics journals.

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Doctorate degree in economics or a related field (completed or close to completion)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Interest and experience in numerical modelling (using e.g. GAMS or MATLAB) is required
  • Knowledge of CGE modelling is of advantage
  • Interested in research on natural resource allocation

The working language is English; excellent English skills are therefore required. Some knowledge of German would be useful, but is not essential.

The planned contract period is 2 years (starting between spring and summer 2019), it however depends on the individual qualification time according to (WissZeitVG § 2 Abs. 1 S. 2 and S. 3). The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 14 TV L. The position is full-time, however part-time employment is possible.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy (https://www.ifw-kiel.de/institute/working-at-the-kiel-institute/equal-opportunity/). We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference.

We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application online, using your family name as the file name (ID-No. “PostDoc_Environment”).


Please include a letter of interest, your CV, transcripts of your academic record, an academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of reference should also be e-mailed under separate cover to applications(at)ifw-kiel.de. Application photos should not be included. The review process starts in early November 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

Please visit our homepage at https://www.ifw-kiel.de/academy/the-environment-and-natural-resources.