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Research Associate at GESIS

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is an internationally active social science institute belonging to the Leibniz Association. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal States.

We are seeking for the Department Survey Design and Methodology at our location in Mannheim a Research Associate (m/f) (salary group 13 TV-L, full-time or part-time, limited to 2 years) starting as soon as possible.


Your tasks will include:

  • Conduct data analysis and equivalence tests of cross-national translation experiments in the SERISS project (Task 3.1,
  • Contribute to developing the GESIS services as regards data analysis and instruments in cross-national studies
  • Serve as project consultant
  • Produce internationally visible substantive or methodological publications that involve data analysis in cross-national studies
  • Present research results at national and international conferences or workshops


Your profile is:

  • PhD in the Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or Statistics (or close to completing PhD)
  • Strong knowledge of data-analytical methods used for testing equivalence in cross-national studies (in particular methods for testing measurement invariance, incl. CFA, SEM, IRT; multilevel analysis and/or latent class analysis)
  • Very good skills in one or more of the listed statistical packages (Mplus, R, STATA, SPSS or SAS)
  • Exellent German and English skills (spoken and written)
  • Ability to work independently


We support your career development. Information about career paths and opportunities can be found here.

GESIS guarantees that guidelines regarding employment laws for the disabled and handicapped as well as laws and regulations governing part-time employment will be observed. GESIS is an equal opportunity employer and is certified by the European work & family audit.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Dorothée Behr by phone: +49(0)621-1246-522 or E-Mail. For questions concerning the application process, please contact Melanie Schuck at +49(0)621/1246-157.

Please note that we only accept online applications. You can apply here until November 5th, 2017.

The key number is: SDM-88


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