Postdoctoral Researcher, Three Positions (6 years)
Advertiser: Ifo Institute
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Poschingerstraße 5, Munich, Bavaria, 81679, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 6 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 29 Nov 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

The ifo Institute is inviting applications for three Postdoctoral Research positions. The positions are for six years and are full-time. The salary is internationally competitive and complemented by generous annual leave.

The ifo Institute is one of Europe’s leading economic research institutes. Research at ifo combines academic excellence with economic policy relevance. Our faculty and postdoctoral researchers publish their work in high-impact journals and use their findings to bring scientific perspectives into policy debates. The scope of our research is broad, covering most fields in economics. Please check out our research activities in-depth on the following webpage:

We promote outstanding research by providing generous administrative and research support, an exceptional data infrastructure, and tailored training and development programs. Our international CESifo research network offers ample opportunities for scientific exchange with top-class scholars. Guest researchers regularly visit the Institute. Thanks to our close cooperation with the University of Munich (LMU), our postdoctoral researchers are integrated into the junior faculty of the Department of Economics at LMU.

We seek candidates who are passionate about high-quality research on policy-relevant questions, have a strong drive to further their own research agenda, and are willing to communicate their research to the public and media. We are particularly interested in candidates working in the following fields:

1) Labor Economics: Candidates who apply microeconometric methods to topics such as family, gender, immigration, education, crime, health, and others.

2) Big Data Economics: Candidates in any field of economics whose research applies state-of-the-art machine learning and causal inference methods to innovative and unconventional data.

3) Energy and/or Climate Economics: Candidates who conduct empirical research in climate and energy economics AND/OR on the transformation and modelling of energy systems.

Candidates should hold a PhD in economics or be about to defend a PhD soon. Interested candidates should submit their application via EJM - Econ Job Market. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, job market paper, and at least three reference letters.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 29, 2023. We will conduct virtual interviews as part of the 2023-2024 European Job Market in December. Fly-outs will start in January 2024.

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions. For further information on careers at the ifo Institute, please visit

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