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PostDoc (f/m): Impact Evaluations in Developing Countries (TV-L13 Position)

Posted: 2nd January 2017

The Chair of Econometrics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, is looking for a PostDoc researcher (f/m) to enlarge its team in the area of Impact Evaluations in Developing Countries.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to help the poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America via building evidence on which interventions work for whom and how through the use of Randomized Control Trials.

Your tasks would include

-          Conducting experimental or quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies in developing countries within small research teams and supported by project management, with a particular focus on Randomized Control Trials (RCT)

-          Research and scientific publications in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methodology as well as reporting

-          Teaching in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methods

-          Preparing grants and applications for projects

-          Maintain communication with local partners and provide capacity building

The ideal candidate has a PhD, or will soon defend her/his PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics, survey methodology or empirical social sciences. Holding a Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences and having five years of relevant working experience is equivalent. Profound quantitative skills (survey design, econometrics, statistics) are required, as well as comprehensive reporting skills (quantitative analysis of data sets and report writing). Prior field experience as well as willingness to supervise large-scale household surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America are needed. Skills in qualitative analyses and good organizational abilities are acknowledged.

You will work within a growing, supportive team of experienced and international researchers and project managers, embedded within the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms".

The position offers a good opportunity to deepen your expertise in applied econometrics, impact evaluations and survey methodology as well as general management skills. We are interested to provide you a mid-term job perspective at the Chair.

The position can be full-time or part-time, at TV-L 13 pay scale for Baden-Württemberg. The salary is comprised between about 3900 and 4200 monthly gross salary, depending on the level of professional experience. See also http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/ for more information on public sector pay scales. The position is based at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Applicants may wish to include a CV and a brief outline of their motivation (in German, English; supplementary motivation letters in French or Spanish are also considered), and a copy of a recent and relevant paper or report.

For further information and sending your application, please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, froelich@uni-mannheim.de. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.