Ph.D. Student Position in Bioeconomy Modeling

Technische Universität München - Agricultural Production and Resource Economics

The Chair Group of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics at the Center for Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University Munich (Germany), offers a
Ph.D. Student Position in Bioeconomy Modeling
starting at the earliest on March 15, 2018. Initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German State Regulated Public Salary Scale (TV-L E13 2/3).


The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in an international project on Modeling the Bioeconomy funded under the EU’s H2020 program. Core aspects are: reviewing of data providing systems and assessing their usefulness for the quantification of bioeconomy indicators and developing methodologies for short term econometric and trend analyses for better monitoring the bioeconomy.

Required skills

Applicant should:

  • have a university degree in economic modeling, applied economics (e.g. agricultural, environmental, or natural resource economics), or related disciplines;
  • possess strong analytical skills and have a profound theoretical and methodological background with a focus on quantitative methods (e.g. econometrics, equilibrium modeling);
  • be highly motivated and able to work independently with a strong team orientation;
  • have an interest in teaching;
  • have very good English language and writing skills.

We offer

The Chair of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics offers a stimulating working environment that promotes individual creativity, a focus on internationally recognized output, as well as effective team orientation. More information on the group and our activities at the chair is available at


Please send a cover letter that explains how this position fits your experiences and goals, curriculum vitae, list of references, and copies of key documents (transcripts, degree certificates, etc.) in electronic form to the head of the chair group, Professor Johannes Sauer ( For additional information on the project and the position, please contact Dr Thomas Venus ( Application deadline: 1 February 2018.

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Technical University of Munich
Chair of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics
Alte Akademie 14
85354 Freising-Weihenstephan
Phone: 0049 - (0)8161 - 71 4008

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