Stelle bei GESIS - Mannheim / ESS-Team

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Stelle bei GESIS - Mannheim / ESS-Team

Beitrag von Tilo.Beckers » 4. Februar 2010, 15:40

GESIS - the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences – is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal States.

The Centre for Survey Design and Methodology/ESS is looking for a
Researcher f/m (TVL-13)
(part time (75 %), initial period of 2 years, starting as soon as possible)

to work in the central coordination and monitoring of fieldwork in the European Social Survey (

The successful applicant will work as a member of the Central Coordinating Team of the ESS. He/she will discuss fieldwork strategies with the national teams in charge of conducting the ESS, provide guidance on various aspects of data collection (e.g. on how to achieve high response rates and how to minimise nonresponse bias), monitor fieldwork progress, and analyse compliance with the survey specifications in the countries participating in the ESS. Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in issues of data quality and comparability in cross-national surveys. The successful applicant is expected to advance the knowledge of quality issues in cross-national data collection by own research activities. Candidates will be given the opportunity to work on their PhD thesis.

Applicants should have a degree in a field of clear relevance for survey research, expertise in survey methodology, and experience in planning and conducting large-scale (preferably face-to-face) surveys. Proficiency in the English language is required as well as good communication and organisation skills, the ability to work as a member of an international team and the willingness to travel. Experience with the design and implementation of international social surveys and familiarity with the European Social Survey are of advantage.

GESIS is an equal opportunities employer and therefore encourages equal treatment of men and women. Guidelines for the employment of the disabled are adhered to, as are the legal requirements regarding part-time work. Please send your CV with the usual documents by February 26, to Daniela Matthäi, Personalverwaltung, B 2,1, 68159 Mannheim, Tel. 0621-1246-157 or by email to For further information please contact Achim Koch (Tel. ++49 (0)621-1246-176, email

Dr. Tilo Beckers
Akad. Rat, Soziologie III