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Post-Doc position (m/f) in the project "The sustainable internationalization of Ukrainian research structures"

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle (Saale) is a public research institute that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics. IAMO offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. It is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German network of non-university research institutes. The department of Agricultural Markets, Marketing and World Agricultural Trade invites applications for a

Post-Doc position (m/f)

in the pilot project "The sustainable internationalization of Ukrainian research structures in the context of the globalization of the Ukrainian food sector". The pilot project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of 36 months. The pilot project aims to develop scientific capacity-building within a cooperation project between the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) and the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). The project is composed of 4 well linked components: First, a joint research group is established, which is at the core of the project and focuses on questions of the integration of the Ukrainian food sector in regional and international markets. The second component includes the realization of capacity building measures at the KSE. Third, a project office is established. Fourth, the perpetuation of the project is prepared (business plan for the university chair/research center at the KSE).

The candidate is expected to pursue own research ideas, though priority will be given to candidates whose interests complement one or more areas of the research fields which allow to improve the understanding of the integration of the Ukrainian food sector in regional and international markets. Results are published in internationally recognized journals and disseminated to decision-makers in the business and policy spheres.

The ideal candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

  • Exceptional doctoral degree in agricultural/food economics, general economics, or a related fields;
  • Strong skills in econometric modeling/analysis and statistical programming;
  • Experience in project management, leadership skills, and high ability to work in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated expertise including a strong publication record in relevant research areas;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English;
  • Preferably knowledge of one or more languages of the focus regions (Ukrainian, Russian).

The contract is limited to 3 years. Based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications, the salary is determined by the E13 levels of the German TV-L pay scale.

IAMO is an equal opportunity employer. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be preferentially considered. IAMO offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team.

Applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and contact information of two academic references should be sent via email as one pdf-file (no larger than 2 MB) to Ms. Antje Elsner (elsner(at)iamo.de).

Applications will be considered until January 31, 2018 or until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is February 15, 2018. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview via email. Solicitation costs cannot be reimbursed.

For further information on the advertised position, please contact Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk or visit our website www.iamo.de.

Contact address
Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk
Department of Agricultural Markets, Marketing and World Agricultural Trade
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Tel.: +49 345 2928-236
E-Mail: perekhozhuk(at)iamo.de
www.iamo.de