PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher, 60%)

To conduct an EU-financed research project, the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher, 60%) assigned to the Department of Structural Change and Productivity, starting as soon as possible. The contract will be limited to three years, an extension by one year is possible. An increase in working time and remuneration through the provision of scientific services is possible on request. The place of employment is Halle (Saale).

deadline: November 23, 2018

What we offer

You will contribute to the Horizon 2020 project “Raising EU Productivity: Lessons from Improved Micro Data” and be part of a dynamic team of economists regularly publishing its work in renowned international journals. You will find a well-equipped research infrastructure and an open-minded and cooperative working environment. The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked with the national and international scientific community and offers excellent opportunities to gain academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree.

Your profile/Your motivation

You hold a high-quality master degree in economics or related fields and have a solid background in microeconometrics and ideally some experience with empirical work. You have a strong interest in empirical productivity research, possess the skills to present complex questions in English, and work independently and well organised. You are open to get in touch with the national and international scientific community and to cooperate with other IWH researchers. Participation in the IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) and the Central-German Doctoral Program in Economics (CGDE), which IWH organises jointly with neighboring universities, is obligatory.

Further information

The IWH considers itself a family-friendly employer that guarantees equal opportunities for women and men and hereby strongly encourages women to apply for this position.

Remuneration and benefits correspond to the German public sector salary scheme (up to pay group 13 Tarifvertrag der Länder, TV-L).

Candidates with disabilities and their peers are encouraged to indicate a severe disability in their application.


 Application procedure

Your resume and CV with evidence of all qualifications should be addressed with indication 2018-05 by November 23, 2018 electronically in a single pdf file to For administrative inquiries, please contact Ms. Kristin Hüttner (, Tel +49 345 7753 831).

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