Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary)
Advertiser: DIW, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ.
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Mohrenstraße 58, DIW Berlin, Berlin, 10117, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 6 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 6 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

The Climate Policy department of the DIW Berlin assesses the design, implementation, effect and governance of policy instruments for the transition to climate neutrality

The Climate Policy department of the DIW Berlin seeks a

Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary)

to pursue and lead innovative analysis on the performance of existing and the next generation of policy instruments and market design that can support the transition to climate neutrality in the industry or power sector. This may include, but is not limited to, questions relating to a new allocation of risk between public and private actors as well as between countries. What are the implications for design of policies and for the transition to climate neutrality with respect to distribution of costs and benefits, public acceptance, and financing costs?

Researchers in the department do not have any teaching obligations but are expected to contribute to the policy and transfer activities, including workshops and exchanges with stakeholders and policy makers and communication of insights in policy relevant time frames and formats. Voluntary teaching opportunities exist at all levels.


  • Completed PhD in economics or related fields (or close to completion)
  • Background in energy-, industrial- or environmental-economics with a methodological focus on applied micro economics and micro-economic simulations or optimization methods.

Preferred skills:

  • Very good language skills in English
  • Initiative and interest in teamwork and open attitude towards interdisciplinary cooperation.

We offer:

  • A dynamic research environment that tackles socially relevant research and policy questions
  • A supportive team of experienced researchers.

The Institute provides access to excellent research infrastructure and is part of the vibrant academic environment in Berlin as well as the international energy- and climate policy community.

The term of appointment is for three years, it can be renewed for three further years. Payment is according to EG 14 TVöD Bund and ranges initially, depending on prior work experience. In addition to flexible working hours, DIW Berlin also offers employees mobile working and a subsidized company ticket.

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.

Please apply online by December 6, 2023, quoting the reference number SOT-KLI-5-23. Please submit: (1) CV, (2) copy of your job market paper, (3) research statement and (4) cover letter.

Reference Letters can be submitted via

In case you have any questions, please contact Prof. Karsten Neuhoff (

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.

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