Job Ad: Research Consultant (f/m/d)

ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility, and humanitarian emergencies. We believe in the power of data and evidence for understanding and alleviating suffering around the world. While based in Berlin’s central Mitte district, the global relevance of our work leads us to engage in research projects around the world. We are an international, multicultural team and our working language is English. We are a young institute that is growing steadily. 

ISDC is seeking a freelance

Research Consultant
in Macroeconomics and/or International Economics

(part- or full-time, 2-3 months)

to conduct joint research on the economic costs of conflict, using macro-level data, supervised by the Director of ISDC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning, matching, documenting and analysing quantitative, country-level data
  • Drafting a policy brief
  • Conducting literature searches and reviews

Required experience and skills:

  • A completed Masters degree in economics, data science, or a related discipline
  • Excellent skills in statistical / econometric analysis in R, Stata, or similar software
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills

We work on pressing issues like war and poverty and we love science. At the same time we are a motivated and cheerful team, thrive on collaboration and enjoy our work. Further information on ISDC can be obtained from www.isdc.org

The position is ideal for a doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcher, without restrictions on country of residence. Previous experience in international economics and conducting empirical research projects would be a huge advantage. The offered contract is on a freelance basis. Remuneration will be agreed individually. 
Please send your application including a cover letter, detailed CV and existing letters of reference as a single PDF-file by email to jobs@isdc.org. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2022; yet, applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.

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