Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Sciences, in particular Economics and Political Science

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und
Regionale Studien seeks to hire a

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Sciences,
in particular Economics and Political Science
Applications are invited for a full-time position, with a contract of 2.5 years, starting October
2012. The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13/14
 (dependent on experience).

The successful candidate:

– will contribute to the NOPOOR project on “Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies
against Poverty” funded under the 7th framework programme of the European Union.
– will investigate the political economy of poverty reduction policies, more specifically the
relationships between regime types, poverty reduction policies, and poverty and inequality
– may contribute to other tasks of the NOPOOR work programme (e.g., to studying social
networks and informality).

Desired qualifications:

– Doctorate in Development Economics or Development Studies or Political Science
– Strong background in empirical Development Economics / Development Studies / Political
Economy / Political Sociology with research experience in developing countries
– Advanced knowledge of empirical methods in social sciences (in particular quantitative
methods, survey data analysis, poverty and inequality analysis, econometrics)

The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA
promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally
qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which
they are underrepresented.

Please send your application (Ref.-No. GIGA-12-08) and relevant supporting documentation
(CV, credentials, list of publications in one pdf and a maximum of two work samples) to:

Stephanie Stövesand, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies,
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

E-mail: (E-mail applications are particularly welcome.)
Screening of applications will begin on 1 August 2012.

For further information, please visit and or contact
Gero Erdmann ( or Jann Lay (

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