The Chair of Microeconomics with a Focus on Energy and Resource Economics at the University of Münster (Prof Dr Andreas Löschel) is seeking to fill the post of a

Postdoctoral Researcher
 (salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)

This fixed-term position, equipped with competitive salary and funds for conference travel, is available starting 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is initially available for three years (to end on 30 April 2021) with the possibility of an extension. Currently, the regular full employment time is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so. Further studies towards a postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) are welcome and explicitly supported.
The Chair for Energy & Resource Economics (CERES) analyses the economics of regulation in energy as well as climate and resource economics. The primary instruments employed are numerical simulation models (esp. CGE models), experiments and econometric models; these instruments are used to quantitatively estimate and evaluate the effects of policy changes.

Suitable applicants should have sound knowledge in applied microeconomics with experience in empirical economics or computable general equilibrium (CGE) models with a focus on energy and climate economics and/or behavioral economics. A track record of published (or publishable, i.e. R&R) papers is highly appreciated. Collaboration in ongoing research projects is expected, but there will also be the opportunity for independent research.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof Dr Andreas Löschel ( Please submit your application by email together with the usual documents (as a single PDF file) by 15 February 2018 to: