Researcher / analyst
48000 - 64000 EUR
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The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), based in Potsdam, Germany, is seeking a Research Fellow in the field of Economics of (Cyber-)Security and Related Disciplines. The institute focuses on economic aspects of security. The ideal candidate should have a master's or doctoral degree in economics or a related field, a strong research interest in security and cybersecurity, and familiarity with the German and European security research community. The selected candidate will contribute to research activities, develop proposals, and assist in acquiring research funding. The position is linked to the Horizon Europe project CEDAR, involving open-source intelligence methods to detect corruption. The three-year position, starting in April 2024, offers flexible working hours and encourages a family-friendly work environment. Submit your applications by February 29, 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit the institute's homepage at http://www.bigs-potsdam.org/.
The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security – BIGS – is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Potsdam, Germany with an inter- and multidisciplinary approach towards civil security. We co-operate closely with our national and international academic and industry network. BIGS consists of a young and growing research team conducting high quality research, in particular in the economics of security and cybersecurity, and deriving policy advice from this research.
The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security is hiring a
Research Fellow (f/m/d; full or part-time)
in the field of Economics of (Cyber-)Security and Related Disciplines
to participate in our research activities, to develop research proposals, and to support the director in acquiring research funding.
The ideal candidate should hold a master’s degree or even a doctoral degree in economics or a related discipline (including but not limited to business administration, political science, criminology, sociology, or statistics). Applicants should have a profound knowledge of and strong research interest in economics, econometrics, and issues concerning (civil) security, cybersecurity, security of supply or security policy. This background should ideally be documented by academic publications or op-ed articles. They should be familiar with the German and European security research community, related networks and funding schemes. Fluency in German and English is required. The willingness to travel within Germany and Europe is required.
You will be working on our Horizon Europe project CEDAR (Common European Data Spaces and Robust AI for Transparent Public Governance, https://cedar-heu-project.eu), in which we search with creative open-source intelligence methods for hints and patterns of corruption. Together with 31 partners, we apply econometric tools that help us to detect corruption, identify it and evaluate its economic impact.
The position is available from April 2024 on for a duration of three years but realistically longer. BIGS offers flexible working hours and a family-friendly work environment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement outlining their motivation for joining the institute and their research interests (1 page), a sample of written work, detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificates. Applications can be submitted in English as well as in German.