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Research Group Lead (PostDoc, f/m/d) in Public Finance

We are currently looking for

a postdoctoral researcher/research group leader (100 %, TVL E-14) in the field of public finance at the earliest possible date. The position is initially limited to three years (WissZVG).

Job Profile

Lead independent and externally funded research projects in the area of public finance, in collaboration with your team from the Public Finance research group.

Work on projects that serve your own scientific qualification.

Support our Director in his research and advisory activities.

Develop the research program of the Walter Eucken Institut further, together with the Director.


You have successfully completed or are about to complete a doctorate in economics.

You are interested in public finance research and have relevant publications or working papers in this field.

You are interested in economic policy issues, science communication, and the ideas of the Freiburg School.

You have a high level of communication skills and the ability to work in a team, as well as experience in leading teams and managing research projects.

You are fluent in German and English.

We offer you

The opportunity to lead an excellently equipped team of motivated young scientists.

Collaboration with a committed, motivated team in a politically topical and scientifically engaging field.

Ideal conditions for an academic career or a career in the fields of political consulting, ministries, associations, think tanks or NGOs.

Few teaching commitments.

And last but not least Freiburg as an attractive city with a high standard of living.

The position is limited to three years (WissZVG), with the option of extension, and serves to further academic qualification. If the personal requirements are met, a classification up to TV-L E 14 is possible.

Your application

Please send your complete application (letter of motivation, informative CV, references) to Heidrun Ganz (ganz@eucken.de).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Ganz either by e-mail or by telephone on +49(0)761-790 97 12.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Controlling, HR, internal organization Dipl.-Volksw. Heidrun Ganz

ganz@eucken.de +49 761-790 97 12