A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
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Research Student positions

The DFG Research Training Group 1411 “The Economics of Innovative Change” is an outstanding international research programme, jointly hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, both in Jena, Germany. The Research Training Group is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and is integrated in an environment of related graduate programmes in social sciences. It currently hosts about 40 exceptional PhD candidates, 6 post-doctoral researchers, and 10 senior faculty members. The mission of the Research Training Group is to provide an internationally competitive research training for young economists. The official language is English.

In order to support the work of our PhD students and the general organization of the Research Training Group we employ research students on part-time basis. We search for excellent and motivated students from the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

The research students assist our PhD students in their preparation of data and publications. They also assist with the orientation of new foreign PhD students in Jena. Furthermore, they support the organization of workshops, seminars, and our annual summer school.

The candidates should have strong communication and computer skills. A good command of English is necessary. We expect willingness to learn new statistical programmes. Website programming, knowledge of statistical programmes, and knowledge in graphical design are an asset.

To apply please send

  • your CV,
  • a letter of motivation (about one page) where you describe the expected benefits from participating in the programme,
  • Statement of earned grades.

Please send all your documents as pdf files to the coordinator of the doctoral programme:

Tina Wolf
"The Economics of Innovative Change"
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3
D-07743 Jena
e-mail: tina.wolf@uni-jena.de

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis.