Job advertisement PhD position in the field of "Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Innovations"

At the Department of Economics at the University of Bremen, the Chair of Economics (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther), from May 1, 2020 (or later) a position for a

Research Assistant (Doctoral Student) (f/m/d) - Pay grade 13 TV-L (50%)

to be filled for a limited period of 3 years - subject to vacancy clearance.

Field of work:

Scarcity of resources, environmental pollution and climate change are pressing challenges of our time, which are embedded in a social and economic context. Climate and environmental policy measures as well as regulations are drivers of structural change and represent a global task to be solved. In this area, the team at the Chair of Economics, especially innovation and structural economics, is dedicated to scientific analyses of the impact of green technologies on the achievement of climate policy goals. The scientific work is fundamental, empirical and at the interface of economic, social and technical sciences.

Further information on the working group can be found here:


- Participation in the content-related and organisational implementation of the research project funded by the Bremer Aufbaubank: "Roadmap for a gradual defossilisation of the steel industry and urban infrastructures using electrolysis hydrogen in Bremen" (H2B)

- Implementation of own research in the field of innovation and sustainability research, with the possibility of using experimental research approaches in the BreLAB

- Participation in research projects of the working group and preparation of scientific publications about the research results

- Completion of a doctorate in one of the above-mentioned subject areas

Hiring requirements:

- A university degree with above-average grades (university diploma or master's degree with a total of at least 300 CP) in economics, business administration, business informatics or related subjects

- Strong interest in the topics: Sustainability, green technologies, environmental innovations, structural change

- Basic knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative empirical methods in social and economic sciences

- Good knowledge of the English language, team orientation and scientific curiosity

Working conditions:     

- Freedom for independent research within the framework of a doctorate (usually cumulative)

- Use of a far-reaching data infrastructure, support in data technical work

- Participation in an international, agile working group of currently about 20 people

- Integration into the international research network of the working group

- Opportunity for further training in the field of empirical methods etc.

- Participation in doctoral courses, scientific meetings and international conferences


The University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of women in the scientific sector and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal aptitude is essentially equal. Applications from people with a migration background are welcomed.


The time limit is set for scientific qualification in accordance with § 2, paragraph 1 WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). Accordingly, only applicants who still have qualification periods to the corresponding extent according to § 2, paragraph 1 WissZeitVG can be considered.

Application and deadline:

If you are interested, please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, certificates), stating your earliest possible start of employment, including an electronic copy of your thesis (if already completed) by April 1, 2020, quoting the reference number A56/20, to

University of Bremen, Department of Economics, Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, Chair of Economics, Innovation and Structural Economics, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, 28359 Bremen or to the email address: office-guentherprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

If you have any questions, please contact Tobias Wendler: tobias.wendlerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de



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