Job: Researcher (f/m/diverse) on international trade and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.

DIE’s research Programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems” is looking for a


Researcher (f/m/diverse)

Full time 100% up (39 hours/week) 

Salary from € 51.000 p.a. up to € 80.000 p.a.

(German public sector tariff, TVöD Bund 14 depending on qualifications)

position number: 2021-B-01


The position is limited until 30 November 2021 (a possible extension until 30 November 2022 is subject to consultation and approval).

As a member of DIE’s World Economy and Development Finance cluster, the researcher will conduct research and provide policy advice on shaping the global economy in the context of sustainable development with a focus on international trade and/or Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).


Qualifications and requirements:


  • Excellent academic record based on a PhD in economics;
  • Research on international trade and/or Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); a focus on developing countries is an asset;
  • Strong skills in quantitative methods;
  • Experience with third-party funding acquisition is an asset;
  • Willingness to engage in policy advice; previous experience is an asset;
  • Very good written and spoken English skills; knowledge of German and other major international language is an asset;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate („Tropentauglichkeit“).



We offer:


  • Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours (100%);
  • Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
  • Trainings for further professional development;
  • VBLU company pension scheme;
  • A modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.


In the case of equal qualification, severely disabled persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and would like applications from women, men and diverse people.


For further questions, please contact Dr. Clara Brandi at


Applications with the position number 2021-B-01 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, lists of publications and third-party funding experience, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 24 January 2021. The expected date for interviews are 10 February 2021.

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 (0)228 94927-0, Telefax +49 (0)228 94927-130