Germany:Postgraduate Research Fellow in Development Economics

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. We are an independent, non-profit institute involved in economic research, service and policy advice. We co-operate closely with universities in Berlin and Brandenburg and in international academic networks. The Department of International Economics at DIW Berlin is hiring a Postgraduate Research Fellow in Development Economics to participate in research activities of the Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC).

The project analyses the drivers, forms and social consequences of mass violent conflict from an economic perspective, as well as the risk management strategies of individuals and households to cope with conflict. The project is funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and comprises multiple research partners across Europe and globally.

DIW Berlin contributes to the network with the analysis of the economic behavior and labor market changes in relation to conflict legacies.

Successful candidates should have a strong background in applied economics, statistical methods, and an interest in development economics and the economics of conflict. Proven skills in data analysis and econometrics would be an advantage.

The position is based in Berlin, Germany, and available from autumn 2011 for a duration of two years. The network provides an excellent opportunity for scientific and personal development, with regular training events and secondments in Europe and conflict-affected countries around the world.

Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter outlining their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, at least two confidential references, and one research paper. Geographic mobility and eligibility requirements for Experienced Researchers apply – please see for more information.

Please apply by 15 December 2010 by submitting a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference and one research paper to The reference number for this position is WLT-7-10. For further information please contact Mira Purska ( or visit

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