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Research Scientist

posted on 03 November 2015

The Institute of Economics at Kiel University is seeking to fill a position for a

 Research Scientist
(at doctoral student level with a 3/4 position on German public pay scale E13)

to contribute to the work within the ongoing research project “Financial Distortions and Macroeconomic Performance: Expectations, Constraints, and Interaction of Agents” funded by the European Commission.

Doctoral students employed within the project should pursue their PhD research in the areas defined by the project and should be interested in supporting economic research defined by the goals of the project. They are encouraged to participate in the Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Targeted starting date is 1 January 2016. Appointments are until 31 December 2016 because of termination of this project by this time, a prolongation is not possible. The position would be equivalent to ¾ of a full position (weekly workload of 29,025 hours). Doctoral candidates are encouraged to participate in the Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

The intention of this project is to develop new and improve existing approaches to better understand the role of financial markets in the economy and their potentially destabilizing features. The project is conducted by a consortium including seven international partners of which the Kiel unit acts as coordinator. Particular questions in which research is conducted at CAU include: nonlinear econometric modeling of financial markets, agent-based modeling, network modeling of the interbank market, and econometric validation of agent-based and traditional macro models. Due to the role of Kiel as consortium coordinator, successful candidates also have to take over part of the administrative tasks of the dissemination of the results of the project. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this project, applications from candidates with a Diploma/Masters degree in economics or an equivalent degree in, e.g., physics, mathematics, or computer science are encouraged. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of German would be appreciated, but is not mandatory.

Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. The University therefore strongly encourages women with appropriate qualifications to apply for the position.

The University supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, writing sample, references, and copies of degree certificates, should be sent as one! PDF-file to Maren Brechtefeld: .

The application deadline is 19th of November 2015.

Applicants should not include any photographs of themselves in their materials.

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