Research Assistant (Postdoc) Positions, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Berlin Mathematical School PhD Program - Freie Universität Berlin

Research Assistant (Postdoc) Positions: Join the Einstein Foundation-funded research projects led by Prof. Dr. Kathrin Zippel at Freie Universität Berlin as a Research Assistant (Postdoc). We are seeking motivated individuals to contribute to projects exploring gendered change in academic institutions, focusing on globalization’s impact, gender inequalities, and diversity promotion strategies.

Research Assistant (Postdoc) Positions in Comparative Gendered Change

Designation: Research Assistant (Postdoc)

Research Area: Comparative Gendered Change in Institutions

Location: Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


  • Master’s degree in sociology, social sciences, data science, network science, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English (C1 level).
  • Desirable: Completed or close-to-completion doctoral degree in relevant fields.
  • Knowledge or interest in gender equity, intersectionality, diversity, STEM fields, higher education, etc.
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative methods, computational social science, and programming languages (Stata, R, Python, Julia, or Go).
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team, and willingness to publish research in international, peer-reviewed journals.

Job Description:

  • Collaborate with Prof. Dr. Zippel on ongoing research projects.
  • Design and implement data collection, administration, and analysis using mixed-methods approaches.
  • Publish collaborative research in international, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist in organizing workshops, project management, and drafting funding proposals.
  • Supervise student research assistants and contribute to project planning and timelines.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Prof. Dr. Kathrin Zippel via email ( or by mail to the address provided:

  1. CV, list of publications, and a letter of motivation.
  2. Writing sample.
  3. Copies of relevant certificates.
  4. Contact details of three references. Please ensure that all documents are compiled into one combined PDF file.

Last Date for Apply: The application deadline is April 8, 2024. Candidates should use the reference code “GENDER-POSTDOC-2024” in their application and submit it in either English or German. By applying, candidates agree to the electronic processing and storage of their data.



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