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Research Assistant (E13 TV-G-U, half-time)


The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 48.000 students and with about 5.000 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments and 100 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation.

At the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D, is looking for a

Research assistant (all genders welcome) (E13 TV-G-U, 50%)

The position is to be filled by the next possible date. A three-year contract is offered in the first instance, with the possibility for extension. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.

Your tasks:

The successful candidate will support the further development of the Macroeconomic Model Data Base (, in particular supporting an international research team including Prof. Volker Wieland and Prof. Michael Binder from IMFS and other international researchers. The international team is working on Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative. The successful candidate will also support teaching activities.

Your profile:

You hold an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in economics. You also have a strong knowledge of economics and quantitative methods as they are taught in the courses Advanced Microeconomic Theory 1, Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 1, Advanced Econometrics 1, and Mathematical Methods in the Ph.D. Programs of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management.

Also required are strong programming skills in Matlab and related programming environments, convincing doctoral thesis research interests in the areas of macroeconomic modeling, including the analyses of business cycle, monetary as well as fiscal policy.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, and transcripts. Please send your application by May 26, 2021 in PDF-format via e-mail to: Prof. Wieland geldpolitik[at]wiwi.uni-frankfurt[dot]de