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Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH - Sozi­al­wis­sen­schaf­ten

Das Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung (WZB) betreibt pro­blem­ori­en­tierte Grund­la­gen­for­schung. Unter­sucht wer­den Ent­wick­lun­gen, Pro­bleme und Inno­va­ti­ons­chan­cen moder­ner Gesell­schaf­ten. Die For­schung ist theo­rie­ge­lei­tet, pra­xis­be­zo­gen, oft lang­fris­tig ange­legt und meist inter­na­tio­nal ver­glei­chend.

Post­doc­to­ral Rese­arch Fel­low (f/m/x)

Work­ing field:

The WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter is offe­ring a posi­tion of a

Post­doc­to­ral Rese­arch Fel­low (f/m/x)

(full-time, cur­r­ently 39 hours per week, 3 years).

The posi­tion is loca­ted wit­hin the rese­arch depart­ment “Skill For­ma­tion and Labor Mar­kets”, hea­ded by Prof. Heike Solga. The start is fle­xi­ble but not later than 1 June 2020.

Job descrip­tion:
  • Con­duc­ting inno­va­tive inde­pen­dent rese­arch on labor mar­kets
  • Streng­t­he­ning the metho­do­lo­gi­cal and sta­tis­ti­cal skills of the depart­ment
  • Par­ti­ci­pa­tion in joint publi­ca­ti­ons in the EU-Hori­zon 2020 Pro­ject “Tech­no­lo­gi­cal ine­qua­lity – Under­stan­ding the rela­tion bet­ween recent tech­no­lo­gi­cal inno­va­tions and social ine­qua­li­ties (TECH­NE­QUA­LITY)”
  • Publi­shing in inter­na­tio­nal peer-reviewed jour­nals

In addi­tion to their pri­mary rese­arch tasks, the WZB offers its rese­ar­chers the pos­si­bi­lity to teach cour­ses at uni­ver­si­ties in Ber­lin or else­where. The WZB and the rese­arch depart­ment pro­vide various forms of sup­por­ting the career deve­lop­ment of young rese­ar­chers.

Infor­ma­tion about the rese­arch depart­ment can be found at; about the TECH­NE­QUA­LITY pro­ject at, and the WZB at


  • Ph.D. degree with excel­lent results (obtai­ned or sub­mit­ted) in socio­logy or a rele­vant field in social sci­en­ces
  • Out­stan­ding know­ledge of quan­ti­ta­tive rese­arch methods
  • Excel­lent know­ledge of labor mar­ket rese­arch
  • Arti­cles in reco­gni­zed peer-reviewed jour­nals, eit­her published or, in case of a very recently com­ple­ted Ph.D., sub­mit­ted
  • Excel­lent Eng­lish wri­ting and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills
  • Know­ledge of Ger­man is wel­come but not requi­red

What we of­fer:

Salary: E14 on the Wage Agree­ment for Public Ser­vice (TVöD) scale.

How to ap­ply:

Equally well qua­li­fied dis­ab­led per­sons will be given prio­rity. The WZB expressly invi­tes women and people with an immi­grant back­ground to apply.

Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion by 31 Janu­ary 2020. App­li­ca­ti­ons should include a moti­va­tion let­ter, cur­ri­cu­lum vitae, copies of rele­vant cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, and one publi­ca­tion (i.e., one dis­ser­ta­tion chap­ter, one published or sub­mit­ted jour­nal arti­cle) and should be sent elec­tro­ni­cally in pdf-for­mat (not more than two sepa­rate pdf-files) to

Job inter­views are plan­ned to take place on 19 Febru­ary 2020.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Heike Solga (