PostDoc in Economics

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
Regensburg, Germany
Application Deadline: 23 June, 2017

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is an interdisciplinary area studies research center in Regensburg. IOS explores the historical, economic, and political developments of eastern and south-eastern Europe in a global and comparative perspective. It pursues research in four main fields: governance, exchange (migration and trade), labour, and territorial conflicts.

In 2017, IOS joined the Leibniz Association, one of the leading associations of research institutions in Germany. IOS closely cooperates with the University of Regensburg. For more information on IOS go to

To strengthen our team of research economists, we invite applications for a full-time position as

PostDoc in Economics (TVL-E 13)

starting as soon as possible.

We invite applications from researchers with strong interest in the behavior of firms, specifically in the fields of trade or growth.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in economics (or be close to completion), research experience and strong econometric skills. Prior experience with survey design is desirable. A
publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is an asset, as is knowledge of German and interest in interdisciplinary co-operation.

The successful candidate will present research results at conferences and publish articles in international peer-reviewed journals. IOS encourages and supports habilitations at the University of Regensburg.

The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the further acquisition of third-party projects by designing, implementing, and leading projects in her/his area of research.
Remuneration is based on the German TV-L public pay scale, salary group E13. The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of extension.

IOS, together with the University of Regensburg, provides an attractive academic environment. The city of Regensburg is a charming location in southern Germany (Bavaria), registered
on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Please submit your application online via the IOS application portal at  and upload your cover letter, CV including publication list, transcripts,
and three sample research papers (published or unpublished). We strongly prefer documents in pdf format. Applications via email will not be accepted.

Interested candidates may contact Prof. Richard Frensch (+49941-943-5412,  for more information.

Deadline for applications: June 23, 2017

IOS Regensburg is an equal opportunity employer.