Job Ad: Visiting researcher (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 a young institute that is growing steadily. We are an international, multicultural team and our working language is English.

The Welfare Research Programme at ISDC is seeking a

Visiting Researcher

in economics, political science or another quantitative social science

(on a full-time basis)

to work on developing and applying new quantitative methods for rigorous impact evaluations in conflict-affected and humanitarian settings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and applying novel methodological approaches to estimate causal impacts in challenging situations,
  • Matching and analysing quantitative micro-level data, 
  • Presenting original research at conferences and seminars,
  • Publishing research in leading academic journals,
  • Contributing to project implementation and management.

Required experience and skills:

  • A completed PhD in any relevant discipline in the quantitative social sciences (candidates nearing completion of their doctoral dissertation may also be considered),
  • Excellent skills in data science including developing and implementing machine learning techniques,
  • Excellent skills in statistical / econometric analysis in R, Stata, or similar software,
  • Ability to carry out independent quantitative research,
  • A strong interest in development economics and policy,
  • Being proactive and reliable,
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.

We offer:

  • A one-year contract, starting as soon as possible,
  • Cutting edge academic and policy-relevant research,
  • An interdisciplinary and international academic environment, 
  • Support for developing your research profile and career, as part of a strong team,
  • An attractive workplace in the Berlin area with very flexible work practices..

We work on very serious issues like war and poverty and we love science. At the same time, we are an international, cheerful and motivated team. We work very collaboratively and enjoy our work! Further information on ISDC can be obtained from www.isdc.org

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 8 April 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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