Postdoctoral Researchers in Agricultural Economics

University of Gottingen

At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung, there are 2 positions as

Post-Doctoral Researchers in Agricultural Economics (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/200%

to be filled. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is limited to 06/30/2027.

They are qualification positions for junior researchers pursuing an academic career after the PhD degree. The positions are available immediately or upon availability of the candidates.

The successful candidates will be affiliated with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and will be working with professors closely related to their research areas.  The postdoctoral researchers are expected to develop and conduct research projects in the areas of agricultural and/or development economics.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates who work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Agricultural and food economics (incl. consumer behavior)
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Machine learning, AI and digital agribusiness management
  • International agricultural development

The job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Research:
  • Develop new and contribute to existing research projects in agricultural and/or development economics.
  • Establish and advance an independent research agenda aligned with the Department's themes.
  • Strengthen the research profile of the Department through active participation, publications, and innovative contributions.
  • Grant Applications: Assist in preparing proposals and develop own proposals to secure research funding.
  • Collaborate and Network: Interact actively with researchers within and outside the department, and participate in conferences to disseminate findings and build networks.
  • Teach and Supervise: Contribute to teaching responsibilities within the Department and to supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Your profile

  • holds a Master's and a PhD degree (completed or close to completion) in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Data Sciences, Psychology, Statistics or a related field
  • Evidence of research activity (publications) and/or future scholarly output (working papers, etc.)
  • Proven interest in topics related to food and/or agriculture
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with quantitative research methods
  • Clear research plan
  • Excellent English language skills

We offer

  • A stimulating and supportive research environment
  • Opportunities to develop own research ideas and participate in collaborative projects
  • Excellent networks of national and international research partners
  • Participation in international conferences
  • The possibility to pursue your own career development

The positions are based in Göttingen (Germany).
Your application should include: (1) motivation letter, (2) CV including publication list, (3) one-page research statement (identifying 3-4 names of the professors in the department with whom you wish to work: Chairs - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (, (4) university certificates and transcripts, (5) writing samples (recent own paper or summary of PhD thesis), (6) names and contact details of two academic reference persons.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 7/1/2024 on the application portal of the university using this link: For more information get in touch with Xiaohua Yu directly via E-Mail:, Tel. 0551-39-24886 .

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