Post-Doc in Trade and IO, Empirical IO or Competition Policy
Advertiser: DICE (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics), Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf
Field(s) of specialization: Industrial Organization - International Trade
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Universitätsstr 1, Dusseldorf, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-10-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2021
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

The Department of Business Administration and Economics of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) are inviting applications for a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Trade and Industrial Organisation or in Empirical Industrial Organisation or in Competition Policy (100%, pay grade 13 TV-L)

The duration of the positions is initially limited to two years, starting on October 1st, 2022 or later, and with the option of an extension. The fixed-term nature of the contracts is based upon the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) with the objective of promoting the scientific qualification of the academic employees.

The successful candidate conducts research and teaching (teaching in German is not required) in the field Trade and Industrial Organisation or in Empirical Industrial Organisation (with a slight preference for researchers focusing on consumer behaviour) or in Competition Policy.

Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in Economics or a related discipline with outstanding grades. A PhD in a relevant field is required. We expect very good knowledge of theoretical and empirical economic methods and excellent command of the English language.

The exact salary will depend on the personal qualification of the applicant up to EG 13 TV-L. Appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment. Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf wants to increase the share of women among its employees. Applications from women will therefore be given preference if they have the same suitability, ability and professional performance, unless a competitor has a better qualification. Heinrich Heine University strongly supports the principle of excellence through diversity. Heinrich Heine University signed the “Diversity Charter” and successfully participated in the Stifterverband‘s “Shaping Diversity” audit. It is certified as a family-friendly university and has set itself the goal of promoting the diversity of its employees. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozialgesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Detailed information about DICE is available at For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Paul Heidhues.

Interviews will be conducted virtually via Cisco WebEx around the time of the EEA Job Market Meeting 2021. We use for organizing the application process. Thus, applicants are urged to apply via Please note that in case of unencrypted electronic communication via such a portal breaches of confidentiality and third party access may not be excluded. Alternatively, application documents may be sent to citing reference no. 160.21-3.1.

A job-market paper, letters of recommendation as well as further detailed application material should be submitted. The deadline for applications is 31.12.2021.

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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