Job Opening

September 05, 2017

The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) Research Infrastructure at DIW Berlin is seeking a

Research Associate

for a position beginning October 1, 2017, in applied data analysis in the field of migration research and to produce a data report as part of a funded project to conduct a representative panel study on Refugee Families in Germany (GeFam).

Your role

  • Coordinating and producing a data report on the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey, taking into account research interests of researchers outside the project.
  • Analyzing questions of migration and integration based on the IAB, BAMF-FZ, and SOEP Refugee Survey in the area of social integration, welfare, and distribution research; publishing in specialist journals; and making presentations at conferences and seminars.
  • Participation in research projects in the framework of the externally funded infrastructure project InGRID II (Integrating Research Infrastructure for European Expertise on Inclusive Growth from Data to Policy)
  • Involvement in producing the GeFam Final Report

Your background and skills

  • Doctoral degree with honors in the social sciences or economics with a focus on migration research or welfare / distribution analysis
  • Outstanding skills in social reporting and knowledge transfer
  • Outstanding knowledge of quantitative methods of empirical social research, especially longitudinal analytical methods

What we’re looking for

  • In-depth theoretical knowledge in the area of migration and integration research
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Interest in providing research-based economic and social policy advice
  • Interest in international comparative research topics and project work
  • High level of commitment

We offer a strong academic environment for independent research in the social sciences and economics and an outstanding research infrastructure. We support work to attain higher academic and research qualifications.

      The position is for a fixed period ending on January 31, 2020. The salary will be determined according to TVÖD Bund, up to level E14.
        We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.


    Please submit application with all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, and publication list) by September 17, 2017.

    Further information about DIW Berlin can be found on our homepage: www.diw.de.



    Please apply only online

    Das DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) ist seit 1925 eines der führenden Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitute in Deutschland. Es erforscht wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliche Zusammenhänge in gesellschaftlich relevanten Themenfeldern und berät auf dieser Grundlage Politik und Gesellschaft. Das Institut ist national und international vernetzt, stellt weltweit genutzte Forschungsinfrastruktur bereit und fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. Das DIW Berlin ist unabhängig und wird als Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft überwiegend aus öffentlichen Mitteln finanziert.