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Postdoctoral Researcher Position – Call for Applications


(PDF version of the Call here)


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

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

starting 1 November 2023 (or later) (end date: 31.12.2025)



You will contribute to the project COVIDEU in which we study the impact of crises such as COVID-19, the climate crisis or the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine on public support for the EU and political behavior more broadly.

The project is conducted by Heike Klüver in collaboration with Sara Hobolt (LSE), Toni Rodon (Pompeu Fabra), Theresa Kuhn (Amsterdam) and Michał Krawczyk (Warsaw) and it is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

You will support the principal investigators with data collection, data analysis and the publication of the results in top international journals.


  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods (in particular causal inference, survey experiment and field experiments)

  • Strong command of English

  • PhD in Political Science (or close to completion)


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

  • Dynamic and vibrant research environment

  • Working together with an international team of top scholars
  • Financial support for conferences
  • A competitive salary according to salary group E13 TVL (approximately 4500€/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 (



Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, copies of degree certificate(s), two writing samples and two reference letters. The application deadline is 9 September 2023. Please send applications in one PDF file to
The legally binding German version of the job announcement can be found here (Kennziffer: DR/072/23).


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