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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Politisches Verhalten im Vergleich

3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position

At the Research Group of Comparative Political Behaviour, we currently seek to fill a 

3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position.



You will contribute to the DFG-funded project MINISTERIALLOBBY (lead by Heike Klüver and Kai-Uwe Schnapp) in which we analyze interest group influence on German policy-making. You will support the principal investigators with data collection, data analysis and the publication of the results in international journals. 


Starting date

1 Febuary 2021 (or later)


  • A university degree and a PhD in Political Science in the area of Comparative Political Behavior (a focus on interest groups and lobbying is desirable, but not necessary)

  • International publications

  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods 
  • Experience with expert interviews is desirable
  • Fluency in German (you will conduct interviews with Germany ministry officials)
  • Strong command of English


We offer
  • Opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and publish with the project leaders

  • Motivated team of international scholars

  • Dynamic and vibrant research environment
  • Financial support for conferences
  • A competitive salary according to salary group E13 TVL (approximately 4300€/month gross), including social security and health insurance
  • Being located in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe`s most exciting cities with an outstanding research environment


Further information about our research group can be found here. Informal inquiries are welcome (heike.kluever@hu-berlin.de).



Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, copies of degree certificate(s), two writing samples and the names of two referees. The application deadline is 22 October 2020. Please send applications in one PDF file to sekretariat.polverh@hu-berlin.de
The legally binding German version of the job announcement can be found here.