PostDoc Position (100%) (f/m/d)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a PostDoc Position (100%) (f/m/d) assigned to the IWH Department of Structural Change and Productivity, starting at the earliest possible date. The contract will initially be limited to three years, but an extension is intended. It is considered suitable for part-time work. The place of employment is Halle (Saale). 

deadline: June 27, 2019

What we offer

You will be given the opportunity to undertake challenging research tasks and you will find a well-equipped research infrastructure as well as 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 further academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to go abroad for research and to teach at neighbouring universities.

The Department of Structural Change and Productivity conducts cutting-edge research at the intersection of labour economics and productivity research. The department hosts the Competitiveness Research Network (, which is a highly visible research network of leading policy institutions as European Central Bank or European Commission and excellent academic institutions, and runs major competitive grants as e.g. the Horizon 2020 project MICROPROD (

Your profile and motivation

You have a strong interest in empirical labour economics. A special focus on wage determination, labour mobility, labour market institutions, firm dynamics, or firm productivity is desirable. You aspire to an academic career and publish the results of your research in leading international journals.

What we expect

You hold a high-quality doctoral degree in economics or are close to completing it. You have a sound background in applied microeconometrics as well as labour economics. We also appreciate good knowledge of relevant micro data on workers and firms. You are willing to push the department’s research agenda on structural change and productivity. Your tasks further include linking the group with the national and international scientific community, cooperating with other IWH departments, and supporting Ph.D. students.

Further information

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 2019-05 by June 27, 2019 electronically in a single pdf file to For administrative inquiries, please contact Ms. Kristin Hüttner (, Tel +49 345 7753 831). Inquiries regarding tasks and scientific content of the position should be directed to Professor Dr Steffen Müller (, Tel +49 345 7753 708)

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