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Survey Manager of the Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (f/m/d)

Job offer of September 22, 2022

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Survey Manager of the Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (f/m/d)

Closing Date

30.10.2022 23:59

The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) research infrastructure at DIW Berlin is seeking a

 Survey Manager of the Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (f/m/d)

(full-time, starting as soon as possible, fixed-term contract ending July 31, 2027)

SOEP-IS, the Innovation Sample of the long-term Socio-Economic Panel survey, enables researchers at scientific institutions worldwide to collect specific data for their own research projects, to contribute to the catalog of survey questions, and to obtain the data for their own analyses soon after data collection.

Applicants for the position must have outstanding research credentials and a demonstrated interest in working on and with survey and experimental data. The new SOEP-IS Survey Manager will be responsible for selecting new survey modules for SOEP-IS, conducting the study, processing the survey data, and disseminating the data to the international research community.

The position offers diverse opportunities to work closely with researchers from a variety of disciplines worldwide and to contribute to state-of-the-art empirical survey-based research. This includes the design of new survey content (new items, vignettes, incentivized experiments or other causal designs, etc.) and new survey modes. The Survey Manager will also work closely with the SOEP team and the institute conducting the survey fieldwork. The position also offers the possibility of research stays in Germany and abroad, freedom to focus on individual research interests within the scope of the division’s work, and the possibility to work flexibly (in terms of time and location).

The salary is paid according to TVöD Bund, salary group 14. The contract will initially be for a fixed term ending July 31, 2027.


  • Completed doctoral degree with distinction in the economic and social sciences or a related field
  • Scientifically relevant microanalytical research using panel and/or experimental data
  • Experience in designing and conducting scientific studies (surveys, experiments)
  • Experience in working with data from the SOEP or other surveys
  • Independent, self-reliant, and dedicated working style as well as organizational and management skills
  • German language skills at the B2 level or higher are desirable

In addition to flexible working hours, DIW Berlin also offers employees mobile working and a subsidized company ticket.

DIW Berlin values diversity and therefore welcomes all applications—regardless of the applicant’s gender, disability, nationality, or ethnic or social origin.

Please apply online with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, copies of certificates, references), quoting the reference number SOEP-5-22, by October 30, 2022. For more information about DIW Berlin, please see our homepage at For more information on the research division, please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine Zinn (

Sabine Zinn

Vice Director SOEP and Head of the Division Survey Methodology and Management 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.