12 Doctoral and 1 Postdoctoral Researchers Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics to join the new Research Training Group (RTG) “Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems” (GlobalFood) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Study Subject: Agricultural / Development Economics
Employer:University of Goettingen
Scholarship Description: The RTG will carry out research on restructuring agricultural markets, including the growing role of international food standards, changing consumer preferences, and the rapid expansion of supermarkets. Projects will particularly analyze the implications for supply chain governance, international trade flows, market efficiency, and impacts on rural poverty, food security, and nutrition in developing countries. In terms of methodologies, innovative econometric and experimental economics approaches will be used. All research and training activities will be carried out in close cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. The positions will be based in Göttingen (Germany), but will require international travel for data collection and exchange with collaborators.
Successful candidates will have an outstanding degree (Master or equivalent for doctoral, PhD for postdoctoral researchers) in agricultural economics, agribusiness, general economics, or a related discipline, strong analytical skills, experience with quantitative research methods, proven interest in topics related to the RTG, strong computer skills, and excellent command of the English language. Experience with data collection in an international context will be a plus for many of the projects.
The University of Göttingen strives to increase its proportion of female staff and specifically encourages qualified women to apply. The University is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 10, 2011