Research Assistant (E13 TV-G-U, half-time)
The Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS), Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D., is seeking to fill the position of a Research Assistant (E13 TV-G-U, half - time). The position starts on October 1st, 2018 and the employment contract is limited for three-years, with the possibility for extension.
Requirements are a completed academic degree (Diplom or Master) as well as in -depth knowledge of economics and quantitative methods, such as the Advanced Microeconomic Theory 1, Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 1, Advanced Econometric 1 and Mathematical Methods like courses in the Graduate School's PhD program of Economics are taught. Furthermore you need a sound knowledge of Matlab and similar programming applications, as well as compelling research interests in doctoral thesis in the field of macroeconomic modeling, including analysis of business cycles and monetary and fiscal policies.
Activities includes support for the development of the Macroeconomic Model Data Base (www.macromodelbase.com), in particular supporting an international research team including Prof. Wieland and Prof. Binder from IMFS and Prof. Taylor from Stanford University USA. The international team is working on a new Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative. Furthermore, you will also support teaching activities.
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, and transcripts of records. Please send your application by September 19th, 2018 in PDF-format via e-mail to Professor Volker Wieland, firstname.lastname@example.org