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Application – Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche:r Mitarbeiter:in) (PostDoc)

At the University of Bremen in Faculty 8 Social Sciences in the Institute for European Studies – subject to the release of the position – as of October 1st, 2023 there is a position for a Research Assistant (PostDoc) salary level EG TV-L 13 with the full working hours (100%) for a limited period of 3 years.

The time limit is based on academic qualifications in accordance with § 2 Para. 1 WissZeitVG (Science Time Contract Act). According to this, only applicants who still have sufficient qualification periods according to § 2 Para. 1 WissZeitVG can be considered.

The future job holder is expected to have an independent research profile in European research, which is reflected in corresponding publications. A substantive interest in party and interest group research as well as in social science institutional research is desired. The willingness to acquire and participate in third-party funded research projects in these subject areas is also expected.

Recruitment requirements are:

  • A social science doctorate completed with very good grades, preferably in the field of Political Science;
  • Proven knowledge in the areas of social and political science European research, also documented by publications in relevant specialist journals;
  • Very good knowledge of social science research methods;
  • Very good knowledge of English and willingness to teach in English.


  • Contract start: 01.10.2023
  • Contract duration: 36 months (3 years)
  • Working hours: 100%
  • Application deadline: May 1st, 2023

General information:

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Arndt Wonka (, Phone 0421/218 67420)

The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. The University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of women in science and therefore expressly encourages women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with essentially the same professional and personal suitability will be given the given priority.

Please send applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications, list of courses held) and a brief outline of your current research focus (max. 1000 words) by May 1st, 2023, quoting reference number A30/23 to the

Bremen University
Fachbereich 8/Sozialwissenschaften
FB 8/2 – Kennziffer A30/23
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

or in the form of a PDF file (max. 5 MB) by email to:

You will find further information here (in German only).