Postdoctoral Researcher in Labor Economics (f/m/x, 100%)

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) Member of the Leibniz Association is offering the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher inLabor Economics (f/m/x, 100%)

JEL Classification: J

assigned to the Department of Structural Change and Productivity, starting in the fall term 2024 or earlier. The contract will be limited to two years. The place of employment is Halle (Saale). Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.

At the IWH

Researchers at the Structural Change and Productivity department study the behavior of workers and firms. By using microeconometric methods that are grounded in economic theory, our main research areas include

  • analyses of the wage formation process and wage inequality including the role of unions, workers, and firms, and
  • the impact of technological change on skill requirements and labour demand.

We seek to answer these questions in close collaborations with fellow academics from across the globe.

What we offer

The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked with the national and international scientific community. We offer a vibrant, international research environment, light non-research duties, an outstanding database infrastructure, an active seminar culture, and generous research support.

Your profile/Your motivation

You are a curious, creative, and highly motivated to undertake research on relevant topics. The requirements for the position are: the completion of a PhD in Economics by summer of 2024 at the latest, the potential for successful publications in excellent journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate is prepared to take responsibility for research-related policy work. Knowledge of German is not a requirement for the position.

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. 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.

Application procedure

We will review applications on an ongoing basis until the closure of this vacancy on March 31, 2024. 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 2024-04 and submit it electronically in a single pdf file to labor-jobs@iwh-halle.de. For inquiries, please contact Steffen Müller (Steffen.Mueller@iwh-halle.de).