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Research Associate (m/f/d) at the SHARE BERLIN Institute

Would you like to support science and research? Welcome to the SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH (non-profit).

Since its launch in 2004, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) has been collecting and analysing socio-economic and biomedical life course data of around 140,000 Europeans aged 50 and over and providing internationally comparable longitudinal microdata for scientific research. The SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH, founded in 2022, aims to provide a permanent home for the central coordination of SHARE and its associated research in Berlin, Germany.

The term publication bias refers to a mechanism whereby the (non-)publication of study results depends on their direction or strength. For example, it can be shown that statistically significant results are more likely to be published than statistically non-significant results. Publication bias therefore prevents an assessment of the true state of knowledge on a particular research question, which can lead to scientific debates and policy decisions being based on biased or even incorrect results.

For an interesting and varied range of tasks in an international scientific working environment, we are looking for the following person to join our DFG-funded "PubBias" project as of 01 July 2023:

Research Associate (m/f/d)

part-time (65%), limited until 30.06.2026.

"PubBias" is a collaborative project with GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and Northwestern University, IL, USA, in which the problem of publication bias in the German social sciences will be investigated in more detail on the basis of submissions to the SOEP Innovation Sample.

Your area of responsibility:

  • Coding and evaluation of research projects, analyses and publications with data from the SOEP Innovation Sample (IS) in close coordination with the GESIS Panel,
  • Replication of research results with GESIS Panel and SOEP IS,
  • Support in planning, implementation and evaluation of an author questionnaire,
  • Coordination and close cooperation with the project partners, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and Northwestern University, IL, USA,
  • Presentation and publication of project results.

Your profile:

  • Completed studies in psychology (Master / Diploma) or related subjects (e.g. social sciences, political science, sociology),
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social science methods and statistics, especially in the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data,
  • Careful and organised way of working as well as interest in scientific theory, team spirit, flexibility, high motivation,
  • Very good knowledge of English and German, both written and spoken.

Our offer for you:

  • An exciting and varied job in an international and dynamic scientific working environment,
  • The opportunity to do a doctorate in psychology at the Free University Berlin,
  • Access to extensive methodological expertise,
  • Support for your research activities through participation in international conferences,
  • A cooperative and open working atmosphere with a modern, well-equipped workplace for creative freedom and new ideas,
  • Work-life balance with attractive flexitime and mobile working arrangements,
  • Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service (pay group 13 TVöD Bund).


The SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH attaches great importance to diversity. We welcome every qualified application regardless of age, health or physical impairment, gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology or sexual orientation. Professional gender equality is guaranteed.


Are you interested?

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the usual documents, stating your earliest starting date, by email to by 31.05.2023. For further information on the areas of responsibility, please contact Prof. Dr. David Richter (