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12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:56 PM by Berlin Development
The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover offer a PhD program in Development/ International Economics to outstanding young graduates.

12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

will have the possibility to join the Research Training Group (RTG) “Globalization and Development” (GLAD) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions should be filled by 1 April 2018. The regular working hours will be 65% (currently 25.87 hours per week) with a limited contract of three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale E13 TVL (65%). These are qualification positions for junior researchers pursuing a PhD degree.

The RTG will carry out research on globalization and development by approaching these issues through combining macro-oriented globalization research with development research focused on the micro-level. It will analyze the impact of globalization – measured as flows of capital, labor and technology – on individuals or households in developing countries. Projects within the RTG will particularly analyze the transmission mechanisms between globalization and development for individuals, examine the adaptation of households and institutions in developing countries to globalization and address the question how household’s responses to globalization interact with the globalization process itself. Methods to be used are innovative econometric, experimental and theoretical approaches.

The program offers an integrated training which contains a structured course program, a visiting and guest researcher program with leading academics and practical experience through field visits and participation in international conferences. The extensive supervising scheme provides guidance throughout the program.

To qualify for the positions, applicants must hold an outstanding degree (master, diploma or magister level) in economics or a related discipline with a specialization in development or international economics, agricultural economics, economic geography or other related disciplines. Further qualifications are strong analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, proven interest in topics related to the RTG, strong computer skills and very good English language skills.

The positions will be based in Göttingen and Hannover, but will require international travel for research visits, data collection, internships and research exchange. As part of our work-life-balance strategy, financial support for childcare costs during travel is possible.

As equal opportunities employers, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover place particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The mission of the Universities is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. The universities have committed themselves to being a family-friendly institution and support their employees in balancing work and family life.

Screening of applications will begin on 9 October 2017 and will end when the positions are filled.

Information on GLAD can be found at

Applicants should apply online using the following link: There, applicants will be prompted to fill out an application form, upload their academic degrees and proofs of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL or similar tests), a CV, a motivation statement (two pages), a writing sample and the addresses of two academic references.
Berlin Development,
Sep 7, 2017, 11:56 PM