Short-Term scholarship or research associate opportunities for PhDs and Post Docs

Job offer of December 23, 2015

Reference code

SOEP-8-15

Position

Short-Term scholarship or research associate opportunities for PhDs and Post Docs

Closing Date

01.02.2016 00:01

The Socio-Economic Panel research infrastructure (SOEP) based at DIW Berlin is seeking to fill the following positions, starting on March 15th, 2016:

Short-Term scholarship or research associate opportunities for PhDs and Post Docs

The SOEP based at DIW Berlin leads a consortium of research institutes that seek to understand the effects of the recent minimum wage reform in Germany on employment, inequality, and other socio-economic outcomes. The project is funded for three years from 2015-17 by the Leibniz Association under the title “Evaluating the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany (EVA-MIN)”. Within the EVA-MIN project, the SOEP is collaborating with the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg (IAB) and the University of Potsdam, Chair of Empirical Economics. 

As part of the project, we are offering:

  • 7 research stays for doctorate students starting March 2016 for up to three months (or later); salary (research associate) equivalent to TVöD13 (100%).
  • 6 research stays for post-doctorate students starting March 2016 for up to two months (or later); salary (research associate) equivalent to TVöD14 (100%).


During their research stays, the scholars are expected to cooperate with the researchers in the EVA-MIN project and pursue their own research on minimum-wage policies, ideally with a focus on Germany. The scholars get access to the SOEP data – including the variables from the recently introduced minimum-wage module – and remote access to the IAB databases.

The working language is English and German.

DIW Berlin

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.