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Postdoctoral Researcher - Governance of Work (f/m/div)

Hertie School of Governance

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th October 2019
Expires: 29th December 2019

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-orientated approach to the School's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The School actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The School was founded in 2003 of the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

The Hertie School is looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher - Governance of Work (f/m/div)

on a full-time (40 hours/week) basis.

The contract shall commence as soon as possible and will be initially limited for two years. You will be working together with the Principle Investigators of the BMAS project on the "Governance of Work in the Digital Transformation".

Your tasks:

  • Conducting interviews with leading experts on the Digital Transformation in three workpackages (E-commerce, platforms, social partnership)
  • Organizing and hosting three academic workshops on the issue
  • Drafting working papers summarizing the results of the workshop and the interviews

Your profile:

  • Completed PhD (or equivalent) in social sciences with an emphasis on either labour market future of work and effect of the digital transformation
  • Good written and spoken command of English and German
  • International research profile
  • High proficiency of qualitative research methods

We offer:

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer ( for further information). Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Please submit your application portfolio (incl. cover letter, CV, and references) by using the Apply button below. Early applications are appreciated as they are evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy, for further information about the position.

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