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Job opening: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (E13 TV-L, 100%, 6 years)

ThMacrofinance Lab at the University of Bonn is looking for a

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (E13 TV-L, 100%, 6 years)

in macro-finance, empirical macroeconomics, financial history,

and related fields.


The successful candidate will join an international team of researchers at the Macrofinance Lab at the University of Bonn. The fellow will work cooperate with the Director of the Macrofinance Lab, Prof. Moritz Schularick, and the ECONtribute Excellence Cluster. The appointment will be for a period of up to six years.


The Macrofinance Lab is a leading research center in the fields of macro-finance, empirical macroeconomics, international finance and financial history. It pursues an ambitious research agenda with regular publications in top journals and visibility in the international policy debate. Alumni of the Macrofinance Lab have joined top economics and finance departments in Europe and North America.


Core research projects are currently funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the German research foundation (DFG). These projects focus on housing markets, monetary policy and financial stability, international financial integration as well as inequality. The Macrofinance Lab organizes a weekly seminar with distinguished international guests and maintains the Jordà-Schularick-Taylor Database. For more information, visit our website at:


The successful candidate will have an ambitious research agenda, excellent quantitative skills, as well as interest in playing a leading role in developing and coordinating the future work of the Macrofinance Lab. German language skills are not required. Teaching obligations are limited and can be arranged flexibly.


Salary is dependent on experience and is in the range of EUR 50,000 to EUR 58,000 (gross) per annum accord- ing to dispositions for postdoctoral fellows. Additional funds for research visits, conference travel, research visits and research assistance will be available.


Requirements for a postdoctoral fellow:


  •  PhD in economics, finance, or economic history
  •  Publishing record or evidence of potential to publish in leading journals


To apply for this position, please send the following documents by e-mail in a single pdf file to


  •  Cover letter
  •  Curriculum vitae
  •  Job market paper
  •  Two or more professional references can be sent separately


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applications that arrive before December 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Interviews will take place at the European Job Market in Rotterdam only.


The University of Bonn promotes the diversity of its members. It is certified as a family-oriented university and has a dual career program. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges qualified women to apply. Applications are dealt with in accordance with the equal opportunity legislation. Likewise, the University encourages suitable people with proven impairment to apply.


Application procedure:

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)


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