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Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/nonbinary) in the SOEP

Job offer of May 9, 2022

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Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/nonbinary) in the SOEP

Closing Date

05.06.2022 23:59

The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) research infrastructure at DIW Berlin invites applications for the following position, to start as soon as possible:

Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/nonbinary) (full-time, part-time possible).

We are looking for a post-doctoral research associate with a strong interest in labor and distributional economics with immediate effect. The candidate is expected to be involved in the research activities of the SOEP division “Applied Panel Analysis”, in particular to support ongoing and initiate new research. The candidate is responsible for SOEP’s labor market module and the linkage projects with administrative biographical data. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in micro-econometrics and applied microeconomic theory.

Major responsibilities

  • Applied labor economics and inequalities over the life cycle.
  • Data preparation of the Socio-Economic Panel and record linkage.
  • Peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals.
  • Conference presentations and knowledge transfer.


  • Interest in and expertise in above research topics.
  • Above-average doctoral and undergraduate degree (master's, diploma) in economics.
  • Experience in the preparation of panel data.
  • Experience in using e.g. Stata, R, Python or SAS.
  • Very good knowledge of English.
  • Ability to work in a team.

We offer

  • An exciting research environment, including all benefits of DIW Berlin’s international network.
  • Input into data collection and early access to data including access to unique and linked panel and administrative life course data.
  • A creative and pleasant working environment and an international team with young and motivated colleagues working on joint research agenda.

Salary will be paid based on TVöD group 13. The position is limited to three years.

We value diversity and welcome all applications, regardless of gender, disability, nationality, and ethnic or social origin.

Please apply online, citing the reference number SOEP-21-21, by June 5th, 2022. Further information about DIW Berlin can be found on our homepage at For information on the research area, please contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (

Carsten Schröder

Board of Directors SOEP and Division Head Applied Panel Analysis in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

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.