Research Assistant (praedoc) (m/f/d) - Central Institute John F. Kennedy Institute



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Phd candidate

Central Institute John F. Kennedy Institute


Research Assistant (praedoc) (m/f/d)

50 % part-time job

limited up to 4 years

pay group: 13 TV-L FU

reference code: Econ PD24


Teaching and research in the Department of Economics is primarily concerned with issues in the areas of labor economics, international economics, political economy, migration economics and economic policy. One focus of our research is the study of the determinants of immigration and trade policy in the United States. Another focus is analyzing the long-term effects of cultural and ethnic diversity in childhood on economic behavior and outcomes. The teaching program is open to both students in North American Studies as well as for students of the Master's programs "Economics" and "Public Economics".

Job description:
Participation in research and teaching of the team lead by Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt (professor in economics with special focus on economic policy in North America).

Participation in acquiring funding for, and carrying out, sponsored research.

The position entails the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree in economics at the Freie Universität Berlin.


A master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics.


Knowledge in empirical economic research and econometrics

Interest in one or more of the following research fields: political economy, economics of migration, gender economics, North American economic policy and/or economic history

Very good language skills in English


For further information please refer to Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt (


Please send your detailed application as a pdf file (preferably in one document), indicating the reference code, no later than March 25th, 2024 to Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt: or via mail to


Freie Universität Berlin

Zentralinstitut John-F.-Kennedy-Institut

Herrn Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt

Lansstr. 7-9

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.

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14195 Berlin , Germany