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1 x 1,0 Researcher mit Tenure-Track zum Senior Researcher (w/m/d)

The University of Bremen is renowned for its exceptional willingness to innovate. Especially for early career researchers, this offers a multifaceted research and teaching environment with predictable and transparently designed career paths, also besides professorships. Information on new career paths for mid-level academic staff at the University of Bremen can be found at


At the University of Bremen's Faculty of Business Studies and Economics (Faculty 7), as of the next possible date, the position - subject to job approval - will be available to be occupied by a prospective


Researcher with tenure track to Senior Researcher (f/m/d)

Code number LK 210/19

in the area of economics, in particular innovation systems and network research.


Initially, the appointment is usually limited to a period up to four years (pay group 14 TV-L). In case of proven outstanding levels of aptitude, performance, and ability, the position of Senior Researcher (f/m/d) can be awarded indefinitely after the successful completion of an evaluation (pay group 15 TV-L). The performance of tasks in research and scientific teaching is carried out independently within the framework of the Bremen University Act (§ 24). Teaching duties individually are subject to the regulations regarding the amount of mandatory teaching and proof of teaching. As a researcher, the position entails four hours of lectures (per week during the semester) and as a senior researcher this increases to nine hours. We are looking for a person with well-founded theoretical and empirical-quantitative knowledge in the field of economic innovation systems  and network research. The position is meant to contribute to basic research on the determinants and mechanisms of dynamic system changes. Excellent empirical-quantitative methodical knowledge is required, especially in the areas of quantitative network analysis, innovation indicators, and microeconometrics, as well as demonstrable experience in the fields of numerical and/or stochastic simulation methods and behavioral economic experiments. The willingness to contribute to cooperative and interdiscplinary research projects will be expected. The holder of the position should have the skills and the willingness to actively participate in the development of the "Research and Policy Lab" of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics.

You have a successful university degree, an outstanding and relevant doctorate in innovation economics, several years of experience as a postdoc in the management of research projects, and internationally recognized research achievements in the field of innovation economics, as evidenced by international refereed publications and conference contributions. In addition, you should have a sound network in the innovation-economic research landscape and also be capable of hosting internationally relevant conferences in Bremen. You must have a substantial track record of third-party funding and experience in independently acquiring and managing research-oriented third-party funding projects.

Teaching experience in the field of microeconomics and innovation economics is required. Furthermore, the willingness and ability to teach in English and German is expected.

The University of Bremen aims to increase the proportion of women in the scientific community. It has received several awards for its programs to promote gender justice and is certified as a family-friendly university. Female scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from persons with a migration background and international applications are expressly welcome. Severely disabled applicants are given priority if they exhibit essentially the same professional and personal qualifications.


Applications with the usual documents included must be submitted to the faculty’s dean, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jochen Zimmermann, by the 31.03.2019, stating the code number LK 210/19. The address is: Faculty 7, P.O. Box 330440, 28334 Bremen. The application must be submitted either in writing or by an email to The dean will be happy to provide you with further information.



Created on 08.02.19 by Rebekka Rosner