Job Opportunities at MISES

The Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) features a highly motivated team in research with a diverse, international, and interdisciplinary background. Our work is published regularly in premier academic journals in the fields of business, management, economics and science. We maintain a close network of renowned researchers and leading companies around the world within the domain of sustainability management.

Members of the MISES team:

  • Have an active interest in sustainable energy with an economic- and business perspective.
  • Have a quantitative background and apply quantitative analytical tools with academic rigor.
  • Consistently show high commitment, intrinsic motivation, and performance.
  • Master the software programs relevant to their work (e.g., Excel, R, Python, LaTex).
  • Communicate with ease in English, both in writing and in speaking.
  • Enjoy working on a flexible time schedule, both in a team and on their own.
  • Contribute to projects at MISES related to research and teaching beyond their individual studies.

Join our team by applying to one of the open job categories shown below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. They should include a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, and supporting transcripts. We welcome all applications, irrespective of gender or personal background. Please do not hesitate to contact our team members in case of any questions.

Open Positions

  • Student Research Assistant

    Join our team as a Student Research Assistant (m/f/d) on a basis of 20 to 40 hours per month. In this position, you will support ongoing research and teaching projects at our institute. In particular, student research assistants are involved in literature research, preparation and handling of data, preparation of manuscripts and presentations, as well as administrative tasks.

  • Doctoral Student / Staff Researcher

    In addition to the items listed above, you are expected to:

    • Have completed a Master’s degree in business or economics, or find yourself close to completion.
    • Contribute to the teaching curriculum at MISES.

    We encourage our research staff members to pursue their doctorate and support them accordingly. Next to the traditional doctorate that is conducted only at a chair or institute, the University of Mannheim also offers doctoral studies through a structured doctoral program at the Graduate School of Economics & Social Sciences (GESS). A key advantage of this program is the extensive course portfolio that facilitates the acquisition of strong methodological and technical foundations for doctoral students. Detailed information about the program can be found on the GESS website:

    Please note that if you are interested in pursuing the doctoral program at the GESS, you must apply not only to MISES but also to the GESS within the application deadlines of the program. The application deadline for a start within Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) in September 2023 is on 31.03.2023 and there is an early application deadline on 15 January 2023. Applications from candidates who are not accepted in the early round will be reviewed again with all other applications after 31 March 2023.

    Please also note that the faculty members at MISES are affiliated with the area of Accounting. An application to the accounting track at CDSB is thus the best way to indicate your interest in pursuing a doctorate at MISES. Yet, MISES is also open for applications from other tracks and disciplines.

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher

    In addition to the items listed above, you are expected to:

    • Have completed a doctoral degree or find yourself close to completion.
    • Demonstrate the ability to conduct cutting-edge research publishable in well recognized academic journals.
    • Demonstrate the ability to teach in English in a subfield of business administration.
  • Internship with our Corporate Supporters

Applications should be submitted in English to:

University of Mannheim
Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies
Prof. Stefan Reichelstein, Ph.D.
Schloss, Ost
68131 Mannheim
or via e-mail to:

If you apply by e-mail, please note that protection of confidential data cannot be guaranteed as unauthorized third parties could gain access to unencrypted e-mails during transmission.

Application documents will only be returned if you enclose a stamped return envelope. Otherwise, they will be destroyed in accordance with current data protection law after the application process has ended. Electronic applications will be deleted. The information relating to the collection of personal data by the person concerned under Article 13 of the GDPR can be found on the University of Mannheim homepage.