Research Fellow

Job Vacancy at GIGA. Application Deadline: 6 July 2020

The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) seeks to appoint a Research Fellow.

Applications are invited for a 65% position with a contract of 36 months, starting on 1 November 2020. The successful candidate will work in the project "Religion for Peace: Identifying Conditions and Mechanisms of Interfaith Peace."

Tasks will include:

  • Statistical analyses of the relationship between religion, conflict and peace (e.g. cross-country and time-series data analyses)
  • Participating in fieldwork with behavioural experiments in two African countries
  • (Co-)authoring manuscripts for submission to high-ranking scholarly journals

Your qualifications:

  • A very good university degree (Master or equivalent) in political science, economics, or other social sciences
  • Sound quantitative methodological skills, including advanced statistical skills regarding cross-country time-series, knowledge on fixing endogeneity issues as well as visualisation skills using Stata/R
  • Knowledge of or keen interest in the topic of religion, peace and conflict in Africa and beyond
  • Knowledge of or keen interest in behavioural experiments
  • Ambition to pursue an academic career, including knowledge transfer

Screening of applications will begin on 6 July 2020.

Job Vacancy