Vacancy Notice  137/2023

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) is an internationally oriented and regionally networked university with a strong research profile.


The Faculty of Economics and Management seeks to fill the following vacancy at the Chair of Macroeconomics:

Research Assistant (m/f/d)

Salary Scale:
13 TV-L
Date commencing:
Fixed term until:
3 years
Contract status:
75 %

Main responsibilities:

  • Pursuing a PhD or Post-Doc on topics in the fields of Macro-Finance or International Economics, Financial Markets or Climate Finance
  • Active participation in the research and teaching activities of the Chair of Macroeconomics as well as administrative support (3 SWS)

The opportunity to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral qualification is given and is supported accordingly.

Requirements for the position:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent) with honors in Economics or related areas; if applicable a PhD
  • Very good knowledge in macroeconomics and finance and interest for macro-finance topics
  • Very good knowledge in empirical economics, esp. experience with econometric software and the use of microeconomic data for empirical analyses
  • Very good language skills in English

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg cooperates with the Halle Institute for Economic Research and is part of the doctoral program CGDE. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Lena Tonzer l.tonzer(at)

In addition to all the usual social benefits of the public sector, we have more to offer, such as modern working conditions, a wide range of training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment that is highly valued by our employees. We also offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities, extensive catering in our canteens and cafeterias as well as workplace health promotion.

Otto von Guericke University is a signatory of the German Diversity Charter. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from severely disabled people or people with an equivalent impairment will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The Otto von Guericke University strongly promotes gender equality in all professional areas.

Please note the information for storage of personal data:

Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduation certificates, references) by 15 June, 2023 (date of receipt of application) using the online application portal.

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