Research Associate Political Economy § 28 Subsection 1 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.

As part of your dissertation, you will write three to four scientific papers in the field of political economy and/or organizational economics, one of them in sole authorship, present them at conferences and submit them for publication in international peer-reviewed journals (Handelsblatt ranking A+ to C). You participate at one summer school at least to further develop your methodological skills, and you interact with the professor (primary advisor), with other doctoral students and postdocs in the team, and with junior and senior researchers in the department and faculty. This includes attending research seminars at the department. Funding is provided for conference travel and summer schools as well as submissions for publication. You will be involved in teaching by giving tutorials on lectures in B.Sc. Economics (e.g. Microeconomics I and II, Microeconomics for Business students) and other related tasks. Your teaching load is 3 LVS.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

You have the necessary education and motivation to develop game-theoretic models to explain microeconomic issues in the fields of political economy and/or organizational economics. Ideally, you have good to very good grades in the relevant master degree courses (e.g., Advanced Microeconomics) and/or a theoretical part in your master thesis. An interest in microeconomic experiments (in the lab, online, or in the field) is also desirable. Very good English and good German language skills are required.

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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