Research Associate (Postdoc) § 28 Subsection 2 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include teaching and research in the respective department or institute. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achievement. Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate’s own academic work.

The teaching load is 5 hours per semester, and comprises both own courses and tutorials, as well as the supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a collegial and research-oriented team, as part of a dynamic department.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate.

A PhD in economics, mathematics or a related field is desirable. We are looking for a committed junior researcher specializing in applied microeconomics (preferably in the fields of industrial or organizational economics) who is able to connect to the research and third-party funding activities of the chair and the Department of Economics. We also expect some experience in experimental and behavioral economics and microeconometrics, as well as very good computer skills (e.g. Python, C++, JavaScript, oTree, Prolific). Due to the international and research-oriented work environment, excellent English skills are required for the position. A good command of German is advantageous, but not mandatory.

We offer

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

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Educational leave

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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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