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Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA) Program

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HU Berlin, DIW Berlin, FU Berlin, WZB, TU Berlin, ESMT, Hertie School of Governance
Research Associates (Post-Doctoral)

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454362
Date Posted: 10/23/2015
Date Inactive: 11/30/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associates (Post-Doctoral)
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Berlin’s academic research institutions in economics cooperate more and more closely. The following seven institutions together form the Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA) Program to promote post-doctoral research: the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the School of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin (TU), the ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT) and the Hertie School of Governance. BERA seeks to fill

Several Research Associate positions (post-doctoral) for 3 years (according to German WissZeitVG - E 13 TV-L HU/TU/FU or E 14 TVöD) (part-time work as well as employment contracts with two of the seven BERA institutions are possible; an extension is only possible for a maximum of six years; at DIW Berlin a tenure track option exists)

Excellent researchers from all fields of economics are invited to apply. Each of the positions will be hosted and administered by one of the institutions. For more details see

Successful candidates will contribute part of their time to long-term research projects, some of which have a strong policy backround, and/or to teaching at Bachelor, Master or PhD levels. Teaching at Master and PhD is in English. The main focus of all positions is academic research.

Applicants should hold a PhD in economics or a neighboring discipline at the position starting date, and should have excellent qualifications as well as outstanding own research.

Applicants should submit a statement outlining their research plans and their motivations for joining at least one of the seven institutions, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants are required to organize the separate submission of two academic letters of recommendation.

Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent online no later than 29/11/2015, stating the reference number BERA-1-15.

Only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact Andrea Bawamia (, Peter Haan ( or Georg Weizsäcker (

BERA’s seven institutions seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourage qualified female scientists/researchers to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

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Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/29/2015