Job Opening: Research Associates

IZA provides a highly stimulating research environment, with excellent facilities and great opportunities through its excellent network. Its research staff is a productive blend of established labor economists and promising young academics. IZA has an active weekly seminar series attracting renowned international labor economists and hosts many well-regarded labor economics workshops and conferences.

To expand our local staff, we have openings for Research Associates. Candidates are ideally close to completion of their Ph.D., bring excellent knowledge of econometrics and a strong interest in applied and policy-oriented labor issues. Their research agenda should fit one of our four focus areas:

  • Labor Market and Social Policy in Europe
  • Demographic Change
  • Organizational Change
  • Policy Evaluation

Team spirit and active participation in the intellectual environment of IZA is an essential. Research associates will support our network activities and should engage in attracting external research funding. They are expected to publish their research in top peer-reviewed journals.

The appointment is for up to 6 years, initially for 3 years, with a possibility of renewal for 3 more years. The positions offer a competitive compensation package plus a travel budget, and no teaching obligations. However, teaching opportunities at one of the local universities are available upon interest.

If you are interested in one of the positions, please submit a cover letter explaining your motivation, a curriculum vitae, a completed research paper, a research statement and 3 letters of reference by November 30, 2017.

Martin T. Clemens
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
P.O. Box 7240
D-53072 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 3894 600

Online application is recommended: Please submit your application to for consideration. Please note that our online application system will be available as of September 28, 2017.