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Senior Researcher (f/m) in Quantitative Methods
Published(224 days ago)
Deadline for applications(139 days ago)
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)Köln
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Köln | Germany
Senior Researcher in Quantitative Methods
as part of the Political Economy Research Group
headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a senior researcher with excellent skills in quantitative methods and substantive research interests in political economy or economic sociology.
The successful applicant should have in-depth knowledge of quantitative research methods, especially with regard to the design and analysis of large surveys. Familiarity
with topic modeling and other techniques of quantitative analysis of textual
data is a plus. The successful candidate will be part of the political economy research group headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro. For more information about the
group’s research agenda, please go to www.mpifg.de/index_en.asp > Research.
Applicants are required to have completed a PhD in political science, sociology, economics, or statistics, and show a promise of excellence in their publication record. Excellent English is essential.
The position is for an initial three-year period with an option, following a positive
evaluation, for another three years. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max Planck
Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE, imprs.mpifg.de).
Involvement in the methods training program at the MPIfG is expected.
We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute.
Pay and benefits depend on qualifications and are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD Bund).
The Max Planck Society aims to increase the share of women in academic positions.
It supports all employees in achieving work and family life balance and has been certified by the "berufundfamilie" audit. We are committed to
employing more handicapped individuals and explicitly encourage them to apply.
Please submit your application as a single PDF file at jobs.mpifg.de by March 2, 2018. Your application should include a cover letter, a 2-to-3-page project proposal,
a CV, copies of your qualifications, a list of publications, a selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees.
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