Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 05.01.2022

3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Universität Bern, Bern

Bewerbungsfrist: 11.02.2022

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At the Research Group of Political Sociology and Political Psychology of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern (Switzerland), we currently seek to fill a 3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position (36 months) from 1 April 2022 (or by agreement). You will contribute to the project “The Politics of Public Health Threat”, in which we study the exposure to Covid-19, emotional responses, and attitudes towards coping with in- and outgroups in European countries. The project is conducted by Professor Markus Freitag and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).


You will support the principal investigator with experimental data collection, data analysis and the publication of the results in top international journals.


  • Excellent Ph.D. in political science or related field
  • International publications
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods (e.g, causal inference, survey experiments)
  • Experience in at least one of the following research areas: Public opinion and political behavior, political sociology, political psychology
  • Strong command of English

We offer

  • Opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and produce high-quality research output
  • Dynamic and vibrant research environment
  • Freedom to develop own research ideas
  • Financial support for conferences

Further information about our research group can be found at: Informal inquiries are welcome (

We seek a candidate per mutual agreement (at earliest by April 1, 2022).

Applications (letter of motivation including own research interests / ideas, CV incl. list of publications, copies of degree certificate(s), the two best publications / chapters of the dissertation / two reference letters (or the names of two references) should be mailed as one pdf file by February 11th, 2022 to Professor Markus Freitag (