Empirical economist as a post-doctoral researcher

We are an open-minded, motivated team of young researchers. We offer a stimulating research environment with excellent contacts in our international research networks. Further studies towards postdoctoral qualification are welcome and explicitly supported. The compensation will be in accordance with TVöD and the relevant experience of the candidate (“Entgeltgruppe 13”). The place of employment is Munich.

We are a research institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy studies, evaluates, anticipates and accompanies the micro- and macroeconomic aspects of demographic change. For our research unit “Old-Age Provision and Social Policy” (“Alterssicherung und Sozialpolitik”), we are currently looking for an:

Empirical economist as a post-doctoral researcher

 

with sound knowledge of econometrics and applied microeconomics as well as good knowledge of the German social security system, especially in the fields old-age provision and long-term care. Experience with micro data sets relating to the above topics are especially welcome.

You will start as soon as possible and the initial employment contract will be for two years. An extension is intended.

Your Projects

You will work on empirical research questions concerning actual demographic and political development in Germany. However, also worldwide trends, especially the development in Europe, are part of our research. Popular research fields are retirement decisions, pension reform evaluation, insurance options, savings behavior, provisions for long-term care, and similar questions.

Your Profile

  • Ph.D. in economics or close to finishing your Ph.D.,
  • Strong interest in public economics and economic policy analysis,
  • Profound knowledge of advanced econometrics and causal inference methods,
  • Experience in handling large micro data sets,
  • Programming experience in STATA (or similar software) and MatLab
  • Fluency in English is required.

Our Offer

We are an open-minded, motivated team of young researchers. We offer a stimulating research environment with excellent contacts in our international research networks. Further studies towards postdoctoral qualification are welcome and explicitly supported. The compensation will be in accordance with TVöD and the relevant experience of the candidate (“Entgeltgruppe 13”). The place of employment is Munich. The Max Planck Society wants to increase its proportion of female staff in those areas where women are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society strives to employ more disabled persons. Applications of disabled persons are therefore especially welcome.

For questions, please refer to Dr. Johannes Rausch (rausch©mea.mpisoc.mpg.de) or to Nicolas Goll (goll©mea.mpisoc.mpg.de). Your electronic application should include:

  • CV,
  • a cover letter detailing your research interests,
  • a list of references,
  • a paper that best describes your research,
  • and academic transcripts.

Please send your electronic application in one single pdf file before March 22, 2019 stating reference number 04-19 to hr©mpisoc.mpg.de.

Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik
Amalienstr. 33
80799 Munich
Germany

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