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At the University of Bremen we offer a PhD position in a joint international project on the qualitative analysis of social networks (multi informant networks; cooperation with the working group of Laura Koehly, PhD, at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA).
We kindly ask you to forward this job offer to candidates who might be interested.
Applications are due January 15th, 2020.
Kind regards – and happy holidays,
Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein
University of Bremen
SOCIUM - Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Head
Mary-Somerville-Str. 9, R. 9.3090
D - 28359 Bremen
tel +49 (0)421-218-58512 / 218-58638 (secr. Ms. Neumann)
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QUALISERVICE– Research Data Center for Qualitative Social Science Research Data, Head
What autobiographical narratives tell us about the life course. Contributions of qualitative sequential analytical methods, in: Advances in Life Course Research, online-first (18.12.2018), doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2018.10.001
Collecting egocentric network data with visual tools. A comparative study, in: Network Science, forthcoming (with T. Töpfer & J. Pfeffer)
At the University of Bremen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Sociology and the SOCIUM –Research Institute Inequality and Social Policy
we are currently searching a highly motivated and excellently qualified doctoral student (qualitative empirical social research, social network research) for a 50% position, 3 years starting March 2020.
The time limitation is based on § 2 (1) WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, i.e. temporary science employment act). Therefore, candidates may only be considered who dispose of the respective scope of qualification periods according to § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.
The doctoral student will be working with the research group of Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein. Our research topics include social networks, life-course, social inequality, and methods of empirical social research (qualitative and quantitative). The position includes cooperation in a joint research project, publications, and a small amount of teaching (B.A. „Sociology“, Research Master Program „Sociology and Empirical Social Research”).
The doctoral researcher will be working in a joint international project on the qualitative analysis of social networks (multi informant networks; cooperation with the working group of Laura Koehly, PhD, at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA).
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree, ideally in sociology or a related social science.
Salary and benefits are linked to the German employee scale TVL13 (50%). International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
The review process will begin on January 16, 2020. Applications and inquiries should preferably be sent electronically by January 15, 2020 with the reference number A301/19 to
- Universität Bremen, SOCIUM - Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Verwaltung, Frau Lafferenz, Postfach 33 04 40, 28334 Bremen, Germany or
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Beside your CV and copies of academic certificates, applications must include a letter of motivation as a pdf file.
The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.
The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with approximately 250 professorships and 20,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research.