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Head of a Junior Research Group (m/w) Economics of Public Procurement
ZEW Centre for European Economic Research
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is seeking to hire a
Head of a Junior Research Group "Economics of Public Procurement"
The newly set-up group offers exceptionally promising junior researchers an important opportunity on their career ladder. As head of the junior research
group the successful applicant can run his or her own working group at an early stage and engage in independent research. The focus of the group will be
empirical public finance with a special emphasis on issues related to public procurement in Europe. Candidates should be interested to develop the academic
public procurement research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication record, and, based on rigorous research, to advise national and European
authorities on public procurement reform options. Teaching is not expected.
Candidates should have a strong postdoctoral research record and a sound knowledge of theory and quantitative methods in public finance with links to
public procurement topics. He or she is expected to be able to build up a research program and to lead a small team as the head of an independent research
group (funding for 2 PhD students is provided). Knowledge of German would be an advantage, but is not essential. A willingness to learn German language
skills is however a requirement. Fluency in English is required.
We are offering the opportunity to undertake challenging work in a vibrant research environment. Extensive contacts within our international research
network and the opportunity to take on a leadership position offer attractive future career prospects. Continuing qualification in postdoctoral studies
is explicitly supported, e.g., by facilitating fellowships at renowned research institutions abroad. The position will be for an initial period of three
years with a possibility to extend for another three years with a tenure option. Remuneration is competitive (TV-L E 14, 100%) and based on the TVL
statutory salary scale and its associated public sector benefits.
ZEW is committed to increase female employment in leading research positions. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be
given preference if equally qualified. Handicapped persons with appropriate qualifications are also encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, a short description of possible future research projects, job-market paper, and references)
quoting the reference code "Z-UB-08/18" via the online application form on our website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline of 30 September 2018.