Postdoc in the Climate Policy department

Job offer of February 25, 2021

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Postdoc in the Climate Policy department


Climate Policy

Closing Date

25.03.2021 23:59

The Climate Policy Department at DIW Berlin uses empirical and theoretical approaches to investigate the effectiveness and design options of policy instruments and regulatory frameworks for the transformation towards climate neutrality. The department focuses on the electricity and industry sector, sustainable finance, and international climate cooperation.

We are looking for a Postdoc (f/m/div)

interested in exploring one or more of the following questions: (i) how sustainable finance, (ii) how international climate finance or (iii) how energy and climate policies for the industry, power or building sectors can support the transition to climate neutrality. In addition to quantitative and theoretical economic approaches, methods from political science or finance may also be used.

The successful candidate will conduct research within the framework of multi-year cooperation projects with international partners. This allows for the development of research questions and discussion of interim results, insights and implications not only in an academic context but also with relevant stakeholders. The research produced in the course of the project will be aimed to publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as in policy reports.


  • PhD in economics, political science or related field.

Preferred skills

  • Good understanding of applied microeconomics/industrial organization
  • Expertise in finance, political science or policy analysis in sectors relevant to climate policy
  • Experience in scientific policy advice or international research cooperation
  • Very good language skills in English and German
  • Initiative and interest in teamwork

We offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamic research environment that tackles socially relevant research and policy questions.
  • Work in a supportive team of experienced researchers

The position is limited to a maximum of 6 years. Payment is according to EG 14 TVöD Bund.

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

Please apply online by 25.03.2021, quoting the reference number KLI-1-21. Please do NOT include a photo with your application.

Karsten Neuhoff

Head of Department in the Climate Policy Department

DIW Berlin

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.