Postdoctoral Researcher (w/m/d) Labor Economics

Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

The ifo Institute is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research position in the field of labor economics. The positions are for six years and are full-time.  The salary is internationally competitive and complemented by generous annual leave.

The ifo Institute is one of Europe’s leading economic research institutes. Research at ifo combines academic excellence with economic policy relevance. Our faculty and postdoctoral researchers publish their work in high-impact journals and use their findings to bring scientific perspectives into policy debates. The scope of our research is broad, covering most fields in economics. Please check out our research activities in-depth on the following webpage: https://www.ifo.de/en/research/ifo-centers

We promote outstanding research by providing generous administrative and research support, an exceptional data infrastructure, and tailored training and development programs. Our international CESifo research network offers ample opportunities for scientific exchange with top-class scholars. Guest researchers regularly visit the Institute. Thanks to our close cooperation with the University of Munich (LMU), our postdoctoral researchers are integrated into the junior faculty of the Department of Economics at LMU.

We seek candidates who are passionate about high-quality research on policy-relevant questions, have a strong drive to further their own research agenda, and are willing to communicate their research to the public and media. We are particularly interested in candidates who apply microeconometric methods to topics such family, gender, immigration or crime.

With us, you will find an ideal working environment for excellent research. This was also confirmed by the European Commission, which awarded us the "HR Excellence in Research" award in 2019. 

Our membership in the Familienpakt Bayern (Bavarian Family Pact) reinforces our measures to reconcile family and career.

We promote professional equality regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and therefore strongly encourage women to apply.  

Candidates should hold a PhD in economics or be about to defend a PhD soon. Interested candidates should submit their application using the form here. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, job market paper, and at least three reference letters. Reference letters can be sent directly from the creator to the following email address: Recruiting(at)ifo.de. The letters will then be added to your application in our system and forwarded to the appropriate people.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 18, 2023

Please feel free to contact Prof. Helmut Rainer Ph.D. (rainer(at)ifo.de) if you have any questions regarding the position. If you have problems with the application form, please contact recruiting(at)ifo.de

For further information on careers at the ifo Institute, please visit https://www.ifo.de/en/about-us/ifo-careers.