Doctoral Researcher Positions (5) in Social Sciences
RTG DYNAMICS Humboldt-Universität Berlin / Hertie School

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

5 Doctoral Researcher Positions

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
RTG 2458
- 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
- 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:

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