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Survey Specialist (m/f/d) at the SHARE BERLIN Institute

Do you feel like supporting science and research?  Welcome to SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH (non-profit).

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a panel study established in 2004 that collects socio-economic and biomedical life course data from people aged 50 and over (approx.140,000 to date) in almost 30 countries. It provides internationally comparable longitudinal microdata for scientific research and policy advice. As Europe's largest social science panel study and one of the major European research infrastructures in the field of social sciences, SHARE also has the legal form of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) since 2011.

The SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH (SBI) is the seat of the central coordination of SHARE and related scientific research. The SBI was founded in 2022 by the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA). The SBI and SHARE-ERIC work closely together on all questions of implementation and scientific advancement of the research infrastructure.

For an interesting and manifold position in an international scientific working environment, we at the SBI are looking for a

Survey Specialist (f/m/d)

Part-time or full-time, minimum 25 hours per week, initially limited until December 2024

Your area of responsibility:

  • In collaboration with various stakeholders, coordinate, develop and evaluate questionnaire content for various modes of data collection, including face-to-face and telephone interviews, as well as online surveys. Document the entire questionnaire development process to maintain a record of the process. Contribute to reporting activities related to the questionnaire development.
  • Develop and evaluate testing strategies (quantitative and qualitative) and manage the coordination of the questionnaire software testing with various stakeholders, such as SHARE Country Teams and student assistants. Analyse test data to identify issues and suggest improvements.
  • Train Survey Agency representatives in administering questionnaires and related software to ensure consistent and accurate data collection across all modes.
  • Explore own research ideas and publish peer-reviewed papers on substantive or methodological topics, contributing to the field's advancement.

Your profile:

  • University degree (Master's or PhD) in a relevant field, such as social sciences, psychology, economics, public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics
  • Knowledge in quantitative data analysis using statistical software (preferably STATA)
  • Experience with survey implementation especially in the field of questionnaire development and testing
  • Strong team, communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English; other languages are welcome

Our offer for you:

  • An exciting and varied job in an international and dynamic scientific working environment
  • A cooperative and open working atmosphere with a modern equipped workplace for creative freedom and new ideas
  • A modern equipped workplace located in central Berlin
  • Attractive flexible and mobile working arrangements to balance work and family life
  • Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the civil service in the public service (TVöD Bund, if the prerequisites are met, grouping up to E13)

The SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH is committed to diversity. We welcome all qualified applications regardless of age, health and physical disability, gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy or sexual orientation. Gender equality is guaranteed.

Are you interested?

Please send your comprehensive application including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualification for the position, stating your earliest possible starting date, an informative curriculum vitae and all relevant certificates and references by email and in one single pdf-document to Sylvia Becker,