Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) International Institutions

PRIF - Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

As a foundation under public law and with more than 90 employees in research, administration, and science communication, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt is one of the most influential institutions for peace and conflict research in Germany. To bolster the team in our Research Department II “International Institutions,” we are seeking to employ as soon as possible:

one Scientific Employee/Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

full-time, in Salary Group 13 TV-H*,

initially for a duration of three years (acc. to WissZeitVG), position could be made permanent.**

Your responsibilities include:

  • Research (development and implementation of projects) in the field of European and transatlantic security structures and -policies (NATO, EU, OSZE);
  • Participation in publications and the obtaining of external funds of the Research Department as well as participation in science communication events;
  • Coaching and supporting younger colleagues.

As applicant, you should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A very good doctoral degree (“Sehr gut” acc. to the German grading system) in political science, sociology or another relevant discipline;
  • A proven scientific focus on European/ transatlantic security;
  • Experience in obtaining external funds;
  • An international profile attained through publications and field research/ research stays;
  • Proven experience in quantitative and/or qualitative social-science methods;
  • Willingness and ability to further PRIF’s research agenda;
  • Ability to work interdisciplinarily;
  • Willingness to present research to the political and general public;
  • Willingness to participate in PRIF’s self-governance. The language spoken in PRIF’s central committees is English;
  • Good spoken and written command of English.

You can expect:

  • A motivated, multi-cultural team of international researchers;
  • Multi-faceted research work that includes fundamental scientific research, science communication, and political consultancy;
  • Flexible hours that allow for the balance of work time and family life with the possibility to work remotely according to an internal guideline;
  • Internal and external vocational training offers;
  • A company pension scheme provided by the VBL.***

PRIF is a recipient of the Total E-Quality award and seeks to promote equal representation in the workforce at all levels and aims to strengthen work/life balance. Therefore, this position can be filled part- or full-time. In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be treated preferentially.

Please send your application documents (cover letter, complete CV (without a photo), 5-page outline of your research project, education and work certificates) as a single PDF to application(at)prif.org with a subject line that consists of your name and the code “Postdoc-PB2-2” (e.g. “Max_Mustermann_Postdoc-PB2-2”). The application deadline is August 18th, 2024. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed.

* TV-H = Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen: Current Tariff Agreement for the German State of Hesse.

** WissZeitVG = Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz: Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia.

*** VBL = Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder: Pension Institution of the Federal and State Governments.