Post Doc in Agricultural Market Analysis
Georg-August-University Goettingen

PostDoc position (all genders welcome)

Einrichtung: Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development / Agricultural Market Analysis (ID 100856)

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 27.05.2021

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development / Agricultural Market Analysis at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is offering a

PostDoc position (all genders welcome)
in the DFG Research Unit FOR2432

B03 / “Economic efficiency of dairy production and marketing: A comprehensive value chain approach”

The position will be limited for the duration of the project, presumably 1,5 years, starting as soon as possible. Salary: The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (TV-L E 13) with 100 %, which corresponds to 39,8 working hours per week.

FOR2432 is a DFG Research Unit with a wide disciplinary scope, covering diverse dimensions of Social-Ecological Systems. Its research programme addresses transition processes in agriculture, ecology, economy, and society that are linked to rapid urbanization, using Bangalore, an emerging megacity in South India, as an example. Research will be carried out in close collaboration with our Indian partners. In the context of this project, a doctoral position is available on the topic:”Economic efficiency of dairy production and marketing: A comprehensive value chain approach”. The position cannot be shared. Main place of service is Göttingen, field work in India for conducting surveys and cooperating with Indian partners will be required. Fitness for service in the tropics is therefore mandatory.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Gathering quantitative and qualitative information on the dairy value chain in Bangalore in collaboration with researchers from other sub-projects and the local Indian partners
- Database organization of current and previous quantitative survey data
- Conducting econometric analyses based on this database (in combination with secondary data) in order to assess the economic efficiency of dairy producers in Bangalore.
- Participating in project-related seminars and workshops, and in international conferences by presenting own results.


- Phd degree (very good) in agricultural economics or related fields with a strong econometric focus and a sound foundation in statistics
- Ability to conduct field work in India, and econometric analyses of productive efficiency
- Knowledge of econometric methods for efficiency and productivity analysis, in particular working with heterogenous data on different scales
- Proficiency in English
- Ability and willingness to work in a dedicated team with an international and intercultural background in India and Germany

Application deadline:

The University of Göttingen actively follows the vision of a family-friendly university, and hence does its best to promote compatibility between international mobility and family care obligations. As equal opportunities employer, the Georg-August-University of Göttingen intends to promote women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please submit your application with the usual documents in electronic form until 17.06.2021 via the Online Application Portal

Your electronic documents will be deleted 3 months after the selection process is finished. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer (

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