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ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

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Labour Economics and Social Insurance
6-Year Postdoc with Tenure Option (100 %, f/m/d) Health and Labour Economics

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471301
Date Posted: 12/27/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: 6-Year Postdoc with Tenure Option (100 %, f/m/d) Health and Labour Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, GERMANY
JEL Classification: J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Health economics
labour economics
jobs in europe
policy advice
tenure track
Salary Range: EG 13 TV-L
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany, is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. The ZEW is a non-profit organization and works in the field of frontier empirical economic research and high-level policy advice. It is integrated into an extensive national and international network of universities and research institutes.
The ZEW is looking to fill the following position in the Research Unit ‘Labour Economics’

6-Year Postdoc with Tenure Option (100%, f/m/d) Health and Labour Economics

As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the area’s research agenda as well as its economic policy advising projects. The new hire will become member of the new research focus group “Health at Work.” Hence applicants' research should focus on social insurance or health-related aspects of work. Candidates should have a strong interest for theory-based, empirical or experimental analyses. Candidates will develop their independent research agenda and career plan together with the head of the unit, contribute to an excellent publication record of the unit, and provide research-based policy advice. There is no teaching requirement.

Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Fluency in English is required; command of German is a plus, but not required. Candidates must receive a Ph.D. by August 2023 and demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research.

We offer a full-time position for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another three plus one years. After six years, ZEW offers the possibility of permanent tenure. Further, ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment. ZEW’s well-established international network of partner institutions as well as projects involving international cooperation also offer exciting opportunities for future career development. The institute provides support to its researchers in attaining post-doctoral qualifications by offering courses, granting sabbaticals as well as encouraging research visits at universities and research institutions abroad.

Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale (EG 13) and its associated public sector benefits. German law offers up to 14 months of paid parental leave, mandated access to low-cost childcare from age 1, and universal kindergarten from age 3. Paid sick leave is available at 100% of the salary for up to 6 weeks, followed by paid medical leave. ZEW offers 30 days of fully paid vacation. Social insurance is very generous in an international comparison.

If Interested, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, a CV, 2 reference letters, and a writing sample which can be, for example, a published paper, a working paper, or your PhD thesis) via the online application form on our website. Reference letters can be submitted through JOE. Interviews and job talks will be conducted online. We consider applications until January 15th 2023.
CONTACT Ann-Kathrin Daubner. Phone: +49 621 1235-250

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/15/2023
Application Instructions:
Please apply via our career site. Reference letters can be uploaded here or sent vie e-mail to