The chair of econometrics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher 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 analyse and evaluate programmes and policies in Africa and Asia in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health, education, nutrition, agriculture, climate, humanitarian assistance etc. 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 (RCT) and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods.
Your tasks would include
- Conducting (quasi-)experimental impact evaluation studies in developing countries
- Research in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methodology
- Teaching in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methodology
- Preparing grants and grant applications, proposal writing
The ideal candidate has a PhD, or will soon defend his PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics, survey methodology or empirical social sciences. Profound quantitative skills (econometrics, statistics, survey design) 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 essential. Skills in large-data analysis, qualitative analyses and good organizational abilities are acknowledged. A good command of STATA or R is required, knowledge of Python would be an asset.
You will work within a supportive team of experienced researchers, 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.
Applicants may wish to include a CV and a brief outline of their motivation, and a copy of a recent and relevant paper or report. Only applicants with European passport or work permit for Germany will be considered.
You may send your application to Professor Dr. Markus Frölich at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Applications received by mid January will be evaluated first.