Postdoctoral Researcher

Company:TalTech University

Location:Estonia / Tallinn

Discipline:Economics / Finance

Employment Type:Full-time (40 hours a week) / temporary 24 month contract


Postdoctoral Researcher of Economics/Finance

Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: temporary 24 month contract
Period: by agreement
Application date: 10.04.2019

The Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) announces an open position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in economics (preferably microeconomics or industrial organization) or finance.

Purpose of the Position

The Postdoctoral Researcher will dedicate to research in economics or finance as a full member of the DEF research group in active collaboration with its senior and junior staff. The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to actively contribute to research discussions at the department research seminars and research group meetings. We are looking for a candidate who is willing to collaborate with our team in writing joint research papers and/or grant applications and who can support professors in academic activities, including guiding and mentoring PhD students.

The candidate is expected to possess:

  • A PhD degree defended in 2015 or later from an international or English language doctoral programme in economics or finance, preferably in the field of microeconomics, microsimulations, industrial organization or public economics, although other areas of economics and finance are also given full consideration.
  • High research potential and preferably a track record in reputable academic journals and/or successful participation in grant projects and applications (e.g. Horizon 2020).
  • Readiness to successfully collaborate with the department academic staff; preferably a teaching or supervision record.

For further information please contact Prof. Kadri Männasoo, Head of DEF,

Application instructions

The following application documents are required (in English):

  • cover letter showing the applicant’s motivation and suitability for the postdoctoral researcher position (free format self-assessment of academic performance and acquired qualifications);
  • a copy of PhD certificate;
  • CV showing the applicant’s educational and professional background including the list of publications and grant/research projects;
  • up to 2 recommendation letters (optional);
  • other documents considered to be important by the applicant.

Documents should be sent by e-mail to

TalTech as an employer offers

  • Modern ergonomic working conditions and a flexible schedule;
  • One of the most compact university campuses in Europe that is situated next to the technology and many high-tech companies and start-ups (Skype, Starship Technologies, etc.);
  • Individual development and training opportunities;
  • Material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement;
  • Sporting opportunities;
  • All-staff activities and a balanced work and family life.

Additional information

Established in 1918, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech, is the largest and oldest university in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The public university provides a motivating multidisciplinary environment which attracts students (total 11 000) and staff (total 1800) from all over the world. International cooperation is of very high priority, and TalTech is participating in numerous academic networks and cross-border research projects. TalTech combines, among others, the competencies of researchers at the Department of Economics and Finance who investigate the links between individual behaviour and economic performance. TalTech is the largest educational institution in economic and business studies in Estonia. TalTech has an excellent modern study and research environment, to which the Club of the Rectors of Europe has awarded the title the Best Campus in Europe. TalTech provides all the courses in its economics and finance PhD programme, research seminars, workshops and conferences in English making it easy for the Postdoctoral Researcher to get involved. The staff of the Department of Economics and Finance and their visitors have modern working conditions in the Building of Social Sciences.

DEF is a modern department engaged in research with a clear applied and policy-oriented perspective with emphasis on rigorous empirical analysis, and teaching a wide spectrum of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral courses in economics, finance, mathematical, statistical and econometric methods. DEF’s research is cross-disciplinary and focuses on linkages between different sectors of modern market economy, in particular with emphasis on economic change or development and how policies can devise means to attain high and sustainable growth, efficient use of natural and human resources, economic and financial stability, and social cohesion. DEF is leading Horizon 2020 and Estonian research grant projects and acts as a leading partner in several other international (NordPlus, European Commission) and domestic (Estonian Research Council, Enterprise Estonia, IT Academy) academic and applied projects.

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