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Veröffentlicht am: 15.11.2019

5 Doctoral Researcher Positions

Research Training Group 2458 "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy" (DYNAMICS), Berlin

Bewerbungsfrist: 07.01.2020

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DYNAMICS provides doctoral researchers with a unique and internationally competitive three-year PhD programme in cutting-edge quantitative methods and advanced theories of demography, democracy and public policy. It is a joint endeavour of the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Hertie School and funded by the German Research Foundation. Doctoral positions will start in September 2020 and remuneration is based on Grade E13 TVL (65%) of the German Public Salary Scale.

DYNAMICS studies how demographic changes transform democratic processes, how policy decisions are made to address demographic challenges and how public policies influence demographic developments. Dissertation projects should fall into at least one of the three Research Pillars of the Research Training Group:

1.   Demography and democratic processes
2.   Demography and public policy
3.   Public policy and its effect on demographic behaviour

Qualification and requirements
We invite applications by highly qualified graduates from the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Public Policy or other related Social Sciences who already have a high level of quantitative methods training. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

What we offer

  • A three-year employment contract with a competitive salary according to salary group E13 TVL (approximately 2500€/month gross), including social security and health insurance
  • A comprehensive course programme with a unique combination of advanced theoretical courses, cutting-edge quantitative method skills, an interdisciplinary research seminar and an international lecture series
  • Office space in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe`s most exciting cities with an outstanding research environment
  • Financial support for conferences, summer schools and research stays abroad
  • Additional training in professional development
  • Relocation and onboarding support through the DYNAMICS office

Application and further information
The deadline for the submission of your application is 7 January 2020.

For further information about DYNAMICS, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website: