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Currently there is a vacancy for a research Position.

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is one of the leading and most reputed economic research institutes in Germany. Building on its international networks, the Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs, and in advising decision makers and the broader public on the basis of its research. The Institute is associated with the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, the Leibniz Community, and the largest library for economic sciences in the world (the Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften). 

The research area "Global division of labour" of the Kiel Institute seeks to fill, at the earliest opportunity, a 

Position for a Postdoc Researcher


The successful candidate will contribute to the general profile of the Research Area, where recent research has focused on firm level analyses of trade, FDI and offshoring; management practices and firm performance; and labour market effects of globalisation.

Applicants should hold a recent Ph.D. in economics and should pursue research in empirical or theoretical aspects of international trade or related relevant fields. We expect a strong and proven quantitative background, and experience in the acquisition, handling and processing of research data. Besides publishing in high quality academic journals applicants should also have some interest in disseminating research to policy makers. Excellent language skills in English are mandatory for this position; skills in German would be useful.

Being internationally renowned in research and policy consulting, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in developing their career in research. The position is initially for two years but may subsequently be extended. Salary is determined according to the salary scheme of the German public sector (EG14 TV-L). The position is full-time; part-time employment is possible.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Kiel Institute works individually with its employees to establish flexible working time schemes that allow them to maintain a good work-family balance and to parent their children optimally. Further information can be found at

The Foundation is committed to employing persons with disabilities and will thus give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

For further information, please contact Prof Holger Görg, Ph.D. ().

Please submit your application by 11.12.2015 including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, relevant publications and 2 letters of recommendation, using your name as the file name – here:

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