The research-based infrastructure of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), based at DIW Berlin, is one of the largest and longest-running multidisciplinary panel studies in the world, currently surveying about 30,000 people in nearly 15,000 households each year. SOEP claims to capture social change and is thus confronted with ever new and diverse topics and tasks. Its data collection and generation follows the concept of the survey or data life cycle.
We are hiring for the following position, to start as soon as possible:
Post-Doctoral Position in Wellbeing (f/m/nonbinary)
(Full-time at 39 hours per week, part-time possible)
We are looking for a post-doctoral research associate with a strong interest in research on wellbeing and living standard to join us in April 2023. 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 projects. Furthermore, the candidate is responsible for SOEP’s survey modules about wellbeing. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in micro-econometrics, and applied (micro) theory.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Research on the different domains of individual wellbeing such as health and education, family and social life, material resources and leisure time. This includes research topics such as
• Measurement and calculus of wellbeing
• Assessment of the interplay between different dimensions of wellbeing
• Assessment of the determinants of wellbeing, both at individual/household level and a broader societal level
• Assessment of inequalities in wellbeing across individuals, regions, or societal groups
Improvement of the research database SOEP and its usability
• Regular review and revision of the wellbeing-related SOEP items along the state of the art
• Dissemination of the contents of the SOEP study to the scientific community worldwide
Knowledge transfer and contributions to research projects
• Dissemination of research results in society and politics
• Preparation of wellbeing-related materials for SOEP users
• Acquisition of third-party funds in the area of wellbeing
• Mentoring of PhDs
• Degree in economics or comparable field of study
• Experience in micro-econometrics incl. panel data econometrics
• Independent, analytical, and solution-oriented approach to your work, paired with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to excellent research standards
• Outstanding communication and implementation skills and ability to work in a team
• Confidence in the use of STATA and/or Python and/or R
• Very good command of German and English
What we offer:
• The opportunity to work in a interdisciplinary and international research environment
• The chance to integrate your research into the Socio-Economic Panel framework
• The freedom to develop your own research in the above-mentioned fields
• The possibility to work flexibly (in terms of time and place)
The salary is paid according to TVöD Bund, salary group 14. The Contract is for a fixed-term period of 6 years.
In addition to flexible working hours, DIW Berlin also offers employees mobile working and a subsidized public transport 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-12-23, by April 16, 2023. Further information on DIW Berlin can be found on our homepage at www.diw.de. For more information on the research division, please contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) has been one of Germany’s leading economic research institutes since 1925. It analyzes economic and social scientific relationships in research areas of high societal relevance and uses the findings to provide advice to policy makers and society at large. The institute is networked nationally and internationally, provides research infrastructures that are used worldwide, and promotes young researchers. DIW Berlin is independent and, as a member of the Leibniz Association, is financed primarily from public funds.
10117 Berlin , Germany