Research associate opportunity

The Chair of Public Policy at the University of Bamberg invites
applications for one position as research associate in the research
project “Combatting Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators (COFFERS)”
funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020).

The position is designed to promote early-career researchers and give
successful applicants the opportunity to pursue either a PhD or a
post-doc project. The salary is determined by the collective bargaining
agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13). For a researcher
pursuing a PhD, the position would be for a period of 30 months at 50%
of paid working time. A post-doc researcher would typically be employed
on the basis of a full-time (100%) contract for a period of 15 months.

Our Faculty is an equal opportunities employer and encourages
applications from female candidates. Where candidates are otherwise
equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with
disabilities. The Otto Friedrich University Bamberg has been certified
by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is
committed to creating a balance between work and family life.

Your Tasks:
•    Pursue a PhD or post-doc project that is related to COFFERS work
package 3 (“jurisdictions”) and the overall COFFERS project. A brief
description of the work package is available at Info on COFFERS and all work
packages can be found at
•    Contribute to our COFFERS work package through conference
presentations, co-authorship of articles and data collection.

Your Qualifications:
•    An excellent university degree in Political Science, Economics,
Sociology or related subject
•    A special interest in International Political Economy and
international and comparative tax policy
•    Effective command of social science research methods (qualitative
and/or quantitative)
•    Proficient command of English
•    Ability to organize yourself efficiently and work collegially in a team

Your Application:
Please send your application, a brief description of your PhD or
post-doc project and one work sample (e.g. MA thesis, seminar paper,
working paper, journal article or chapter) in one pdf document to
Deadline: 7 July 2017.

For further information about our team and our work, visit and If you
have any further enquiries about the positions, don’t hesitate to
contact Thomas Rixen or Lukas Hakelberg at

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rixen
Professur für Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere international
vergleichende Politikfeldanalyse
Feldkirchenstraße 21, 96052 Bamberg
E-Mail: or


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