BERA Recruiting

Berlin’s academic research institutions in economics cooperate more and more closely. The following seven institutions together form the Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA) Program to promote post-doctoral research: the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the School of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin (TU), the European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT) and the Hertie School of Governance. 

BERA seeks to fill 

Several Research Associate Positions

for fixed-term appointments of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to German WissZeitVG - E 13 TV-L HU/TU/FU or E 14 TVöD (comparable to assistant professorship; part-time work as well as employment contracts with two of the seven BERA institutions are possible).

Excellent researchers from all fields of economics are invited to apply. Each of the positions will be hosted and administered by one of the BERA institutions. For further details about the positions at the various institutions see

Duties: Successful candidates will contribute part of their time to research and teaching in economics at the Bachelor, Master or PhD levels, as well as to furthering their own research agenda. At DIW Berlin and WZB there are no teaching duties.

Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD in economics or a neighboring discipline at the position starting date, and should have excellent qualifications as well as outstanding own research.

Applicants should submit a statement outlining their research plans and their motivations for joining at least one of the seven institutions, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants are required to organize the separate submission of two academic letters of recommendation by their referees.

Applications should be submitted online no later than November 15, 2018, stating the reference number BERA-1-18. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the applicants’ referees directly to

Only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact Andrea Jonat (, Peter Haan ( or Georg Weizsäcker (

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.

Further information on the positions the BERA institutions are seeking to fill can be found here