The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 12,000 students from 100 countries and more than 1,300 staff study and work on our university campus, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work.

The Chair of Public Economics (Professor Stefan Bauernschuster) and the DFG Research Training Group 2720 « Digital Platform Ecosystems» (DPE) at the University of Passau invite applications for the position of

Doctoral Researcher
(Ph.D. Candidate)

in the area of socio-economic impact of digital platform ecosystems in urban areas to start at the earliest convenience.
This is a fully funded part-time position (75% FTE) based on a fixed-term contract with a three-year term with the option of renewal. Remuneration is in accordance with pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement, TV-L; the salary step depends on your qualifications and experience.

What we seek
You are a highly motivated postgraduate with an excellent master’s degree in economics or a related field of study. You can also apply before graduating if you are expecting to finish your degree soon. Please contact us for details.

Very good analytical skills and most importantly a keen interest in applied microeconomics and microeconometrics.

Willingness to approach policy-relevant problems in the fields of labour, population, health, environmental or education economics using microeconometric techniques . A particular interest in questions related to digital platforms (social media, e-learning, ride-hailing, short-term homestay etc.) would be an advantage.

Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team , open-mindedness, and the motivation to work on a research project independently and diligently.

Excellent spoken and written English language skills . Knowledge of German is not a requirement.

What we offer
The opportunity to pursue doctoral study at a renowned German university as part of a particularly strong research team with internationally recognised research activities at the highest scholarly level (see https://wiwi.uni-passau.de/en/public-economics/ ).

Membership in the interdisciplinary Research Training Group 2720 Digital Platform Ecosystems (see https://dpe.uni-passau.de/en for details and activities) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Your own research budget for conference visits and hiring student workers to assist with research.

No formal teaching obligation but opportunities to participate in and contribute to the Chair’s teaching portfolio.

A tailored and structured doctoral programme ; a fully funded research visit abroad, external course programme (summer schools, workshops); co-supervision by international scholars and much more. The research training programme is designed such that students are enabled to complete their doctoral degree within three years.

You will participate regularly in international conferences , become integrated into an international research network and contribute to public discourse.

Excellent infrastructure including IT equipment on one of the most beautiful university campuses in Germany.

How to apply
Please visit www.dpe.uni-passau.de/en/application for details on the application process.

You can apply at any time, as we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
We will start reviewing received applications on 18 June 2023 .

This position is for Research Area C.1 under the primary supervision of Professor Stefan Bauernschuster ( https://www.wiwi.uni-passau.de/en/public-economics/ ). If you have any further questions, please contact stefan.bauernschuster@uni-passau.de

The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for the position.
This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities. Those who are registered disabled are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.
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DFG Research Training Group 2720 «Digital Platform Ecosystems» · University of Passau · Dr.-Hans-
Kapfinger-Straße 16 · 94032 Passau, Germany