The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany, is a non-profit economic research institute and works in the field of applied empirical economic research. The institute is integrated into a dense national and international network of universities and research institutes.

The Research Department “Environmental and Climate Economics” is recruiting at the earliest date possible a  Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d, 75 %) in Environmental and Climate Economics The main focus of your activities at ZEW will be to conduct scientific research in environmental, climate, and public economics and work on demanding economic policy advising projects.

Applicants should have a strong interest to study the economics of climate change mitigation and to conduct economic assessments of climate and energy policy using a quantitative and empirical approach drawing on numerical economic modelling and simulations techniques. Candidates should have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, mathematics (preferably with a minor in economics) or related academic fields with a good/very good grade. Very good quantitative and writing skills are essential.

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. German language skills are an asset. Capacity for teamwork is essential. ZEW is offering the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment as well as to carve out a position for themselves in a highly interesting area of research. ZEW’s vast international network of partner institutions as well as the great number of projects involving international cooperation also offer many exciting opportunities for future career development.

Remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits. The institute provides considerable support to its researchers in attaining their doctoral qualifications, for example by offering advanced training courses, granting sabbaticals as well as encouraging research visits at universities and research institutions abroad.

Please feel free to contact Ms Miriam Charles (phone: +49 621 1235‑252) or Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rausch ( or phone: +49 621 1235‑200) if you have any question about your application.

IF INTERESTED, please submit your application including a motivation letter, CV, and 2 reference letters, and, if available, your Master’s thesis or a writing sample via the online application form on our website by September 6th, 2023 citing the keyword PhD_URM_07/23. CONTACT

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ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
L7, 1 ⋅ 68161 Mannheim

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