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Job ad: Quantitative Researcher in development and/or agricultural economics with a focus on longitudinal data collection and analysis

In the BMBF-funded collaborative research project Life with Corona-Africa, we generate new evidence and policy guidelines on how African citizens respond to and cope with the profound global shock to their lives and livelihoods caused by Covid-19. The goal is to advance understanding of how the pandemic is affecting food, health, work, gender and social cohesion outcomes in order to better prepare communities and governments to respond to the challenges ahead as the pandemic spreads across the continent. Building on the global Life with Corona online survey (LwC), the LwC-Africa project collects and analyses four quarterly repeated cross-sectional phone-based surveys over the course of twelve months in five African countries.

To assist with data collection, data analysis and outreach in the LwC-Africa project, we are looking for a

Quantitative Researcher in development and/or agricultural economics with a focus on longitudinal data collection and analysis

The successful candidate will:

  • contribute to the collection and analysis of micro-level phone survey data 
  • clean, process and analyse large-scale quantitative survey data
  • co-author reports and papers
  • conduct literature searches
  • provide occasional support in project management
  • present research findings at conferences and seminars

We expect:

  • The position is ideal for doctoral students in economics, quantitative social science, data science, mathematics or a related discipline 
  • Experience in working with panel data
  • Excellent quantitative skills in advanced statistical software like Stata and/or R
  • An interest in international economic development, in particular at the micro level
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Some knowledge of German would be an advantage

Employment for this position will be for 6 months initially, starting 1 August 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter), with the possibility of extension. The position may be part-time or full-time. Salary and benefits are in line with public service regulations in Germany, based on E13 TV-L.

We offer:

  • A dynamic team and an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Support for developing your research profile
  • An option to work in an attractive workplace in central Berlin and/or the option to work remotely (subject to having a suitable work permit)
  • Flexible work practices in line with current health and safety regulations

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, copies of academic certificates, and the names of two academic referees in one PDF file to jobs@isdc.org. The selection process will start immediately until the position is filled.

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