Application Deadline expired: Researcher (f/m/diverse) sustainable global economy

Application Deadline expired:

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.


DIE’s Research Programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems” is looking for a


Researcher (f/m/diverse)

Full time 100% (39 hours/week)

German public sector tariff (TVöD Bund) up to EG 14 (depending on qualifications)

Salary from € 56.000 p.a. up to € 70.500 p.a.

Position No. 2022-B-03


The position is limited until 31 March 2024. In 2024 the working time is part time 67% (26 hours/week).


As a member of DIE’s Research Programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems”, the researcher will conduct research and provide policy advice on shaping the global economy in the context of sustainable development with a focus on international trade, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and/or Global Value Chains (GVCs).


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Excellent academic record based on a PhD in economics, political science or other social sciences;
  • Research on international trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and/or Global Value Chains (GVCs); a focus on developing countries is an asset;
  • Strong method skills, ideally in quantitative methods or mixed methods;
  • Experience with third-party funding acquisition is an asset;
  • Willingness to engage in policy advice; previous experience is an asset;
  • Very good written and spoken English skills; knowledge of German and other major international language is an asset;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate („Tropentauglichkeit“).


We offer:

  • Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours (100%); in 2024 part time 67% (26 hours/week);
  • Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
  • Trainings for further professional development;
  • VBLU company pension scheme;
  • A modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.


In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and would like applications from women, men and diverse people.


For further questions, please contact PD Dr. Clara Brandi at


Applications with the position number 2022-B-03 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, lists of publications and third-party funding experience, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 6 June 2022.

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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