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2 PhD Positions in Agricultural Economics and Econometrics

 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GRK 1644  Göttingen
The Centre for Statistics at the Georg-August-University Goettingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for
2 PhD Positions in Agricultural Economics and Econometrics
 (75 % E 13 TV-L)
within the Research Training Group (RTG) 1644 ‘Scaling Problems in Statistics’, starting October 1, 2016. The positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.
The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group aims to solve current questions in the areas of agricultural economics, ecology, econometrics, genetics, and remote sensing by means of statistical methods, and at the development thereof. It distinguishes itself through joint supervision and a structured study program consisting of methodologically oriented lectures, interdisciplinary research seminars, and skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students.
The Research Training Group involves working groups from agroecology, agricultural economics and rural development, animal breeding and genetics, ecosystem modelling, forest inventory and remote sensing, genetic epidemiology, statistics and econometrics. For more information, visit
By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in a field related to one of the research projects. Very good knowledge of English is required. Visit for details on the available projects.
The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field.
The University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.
To apply for these positions, please send your application including
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages), indicating your interest in the RTG and in the project you are applying for, highlighting your personal strengths for this position.
  • Certificates and transcripts of your BSc- and MSc-degrees. Provide a copy of the originals and an English translation if certificates or transcripts are not in German or English. If you have not completed your MSc yet, provide a copy of the MSc courses you have passed so far.
  • Abstract of Master´s thesis or equivalent (max. 400 words)
  • Proof of English language skills (e. g. TOEFL, IELTS, English-speaking MSc program, for applicants with German secondary education (Abitur): English grades from your last year of secondary school
    in one single PDF file (named Lastname_Firstname.pdf) to Please also give names and contact details of two potential referees. The closing date for applications is 31 july 2016.
    Contact: Coordinator Dr. Lisa Reinecke and Dörte Dede

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