Title: Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural and Resource Economics
Institution: Technical University of Munich
Location: Munich, Germany
Deadline: November 20, 2016
The chair “Agricultural Production and Resource Economics” at the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan (WZW), Technische Universität München (TUM) offers a Postdoctoral position under the supervision of Prof Dr Johannes Sauer.
The applicant is expected to develop his/her own research agenda in at least on of the following areas:
o economics/econometrics of big data with respect to agriculture and natural resources
o bioeconomic challenges and economics of biotechnology
o climate change, natural disasters and agricultural production
o economics of biodiversity or water resource management
Applicants should hold a university degree in agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics, general economics, statistics or mathematics or other related disciplines. A clear interest in applied statistics and econometrics as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed outlets and attracting competitive funding (especially DFG and ERC/EC). An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. An interest in supplementary teaching is an advantage.
Salaries are based on the German state regulated public service salary scale (E13 TV-L 100%). The appointment is initially for a period of one year starting 1st of January 2017 with an option to renew for one additional year. Technische Universität München is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preferences given comparable qualifications.
Please submit your electronic application (cv, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, teaching experience etc.) as well as the name of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please contact senior researchers Dr. Getachew Abate-Kassa (email@example.com) or Dr. David Wüpper (david.wüpper@tum.de).