We are hiring a post-doctoral research associate to work on the BUA funded project, “Exploring gender-specific determinants and contexts of migrant health from an integrated Global Health perspective.” The project tackles the intertwining of health, migration and gender, utilizing survey data and analysis. Specifically, it involves a) analysing the existing surveys to assess migrants’ participation in healthcare and its social, cultural, and institutional determinants; b) conducting experimental surveys among migrants in Germany to assess factors affecting their participation in Covid vaccination and cancer testing, and c) conducting experimental surveys to study cultural and political factors affecting Female Genital Mutilation in the migrant context of Germany and Sierra Leone. The research associate is to collaborate with members of the research team in the design and production of survey data, as well as in the analysis and publications produced in this context.
- Contributing conceptually and empirically to the study of global health processes,
- particularly in relation to migrations and gender;
- Taking responsibility for designing and implementing multi-sited, experimental surveys;
- Publishing empirically grounded research, together with the project team, preferably in international, peer-reviewed journals
A doctoral degree in Sociology or a related social science discipline with an interest in cross-disciplinary research and exchanges
- Profound knowledge and experience of quantitative methods of empirical social research;
- Empirical interest in the political and cultural processes of global health and sociological determinants of health outcomes;
- Competence in survey research methods, including design, sampling, programming and administration of survey questionnaires and survey experiments;
- Competence in data visualization and presentation tools (e.g. R, Python, etc.), or willingness to learn;
- Ability to write and publish in social science journals;
- Competence in compilation of reports for non-academic audience and media outlets;
- Ability to work independently and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team;
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- Excellent command of written and spoken English, preferably also another language.
- Remuneration in accordance with E13 TV-L FU (in accordance with German Wage Agreement for Public Service);
- A well-equipped workplace at the Freie Universität Berlin;
- An international, cooperative, and diversified working environment;
- Integration into the scientific community in the form of colloquia and conferences, and the possibility to teach courses at universities in Berlin;
- Flexible working hours and a good work-life balance (our engagement has been certified by the audit Work and Family and the European Commission’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers).
Equally well-qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. We value diversity and welcome all applications regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The FU explicitly encourages women and persons with a migrant background to apply.
Please send us your online application in English (consisting of a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, writing sample, copies of relevant certificates, and two names of reference who we may contact later) and your PhD certificate (the doctoral thesis is expected to be at least submitted by the start of the position) by the indicated application deadline to Prof. Yasemin Soysal via email@example.com
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Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für Soziologie
S-Professur für "Global Sociology"
Mrs. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Soysal
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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