Research Associate Applied Microeconomics § 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.

The research associate will work together with Prof. Iris Kesternich on empirical research topics in health and labour economics. The aim is to publish research results in high-ranking journals and to contribute to the debate on economic policy. Additionally, the successful applicant will have time to pursue her/his own dissertation project and will support the teaching activities of the team in Economics and Econometrics (4 hours/week).


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Applicants should have successfully finished a Research Master in Economics and belong to the best students within their cohort. We expect proficiency in English (proficiency in German is an advantage, but not a prerequisite) and STATA usage. Other programming languages such as R or Matlab are a plus.

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

We offer an attractive research environment in a dynamic and friendly team atmosphere.


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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