Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH - Political Inequality IPI
The WZB is a publicly financed international social science institution that conducts theory-based and problem-oriented research (see: http://www.wzb.eu/en).
The research department Institutions and Political Inequality (IPI) uses observational and experimental methods to study major problems related to the political economy of social and political inequality with a focus on the political economy of international development.
The predoctoral positions in the department are ideal for candidates seeking to enhance research exposure and develop research design and analysis skills before embarking on PhD dissertation research.
Your tasks and duties will likely include
Providing research support to the department
Conducting statistical analysis
Developing new instruments for data collecting
Conducting literature searches
Editing manuscripts and other documents
Your qualification and profile
Completed master degree in a social science discipline or statistics
Very good statistical skills including competence in R and/or STATA
Excellent English writing and communication skills (English is the working language of the department)
Preferably field work experience
What we offer:
Remuneration in accordance with EG 13 TVöD Bund (in accordance with German public service collective agreement)
Additional benefits for public service employees (VBL U)
A well-equipped workplace in the center of Berlin
Active support by research assistants, travel funding and access to small and medium-scale research funds for data collection, as well as opportunities to invite external collaborators and speakers
International, cooperative, and diversified working environment
In-depth integration into the scientific community through participation in colloquiums and conferences
We promote a good work-life balance, and our engagement has been certified by audit workandfamily and the European Commission’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
Comprehensive program for continuous professional development and further qualification, in the own discipline and beyond
Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. We value diversity and welcome all applications – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. WZB expressly encourages women or persons with migration backgrounds to apply.
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents (all in English) in a single PDF-file
Cover letter outlining career goals, research interests, statistical skills, experience supporting social scientific research, and names for up to three letter writers that could support your application.
Please ask one writer to send a reference letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line.
Job interviews will likely take place in the week starting on 7 June 2021.