Job Offers for Academic Positions at Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften - Katastrophenforschungsstelle (KFS)

Research assistant
1/2-part-time job
limited to 31.12.2015
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

As a Research Associate you would be collaborating on the project “FloodEvac” (as funded by the BMBF). The project consortium develops methods, processes and techniques with specific focus on transportation infrastructure, warning systems for citizenry, as well as evacuation in case of large-scale flooding. These developments aim to ‘optimize’ the protective and emergency rescue measures for people in Germany and India. In order for custom-fit disaster protection measures to be properly developed for differing cultural contexts, one needs a deep understanding of the organizational conditions of disaster management as well an understanding of the living conditions and social/cultural structures in which it is embedded. The sub-project of the Disaster Research Unit (DRU) “Cultures of Catastrophe and Disaster in Germany and India in Climate Change” aims to develop an approach in order to evaluate these cultural contexts and foundations as well as the functional conditions of disaster management in both India and Germany.

Job description:

  • Review the organizational structures of disaster management in India
  • Formulate of the culturally specific foundations for disaster management in India
  • Develop a conceptual framework for an evaluation of the cultural conditions relevant for the functioning of technological solutions in disaster prevention and disaster management (India and Germany)
  • prepare and review the two case studies’ respective state of documentation, state of research and state of discourse
  • prepare (develop questionnaires, identification of prevailing stakeholder, etc.) carry out, and evaluate qualitative interviews in India (if need be, with a longer stay in the field), and support the case study in Germany
  • collaborate in administrative tasks for the project (financial planning und reporting)
  • support of the project administration as well as coordination within the project group; collaborate with the international project partners; present the research results at events and workshops (first and for most in English); assume presentation and publication responsibilities (in English)
  • support by the conducting of university-level educational courses related to the project as well as the composing mid-term project reports and policy papers

Requirements:

  • A completed higher education degree in the social sciences (MA, Magister, Diplom)

Desirable:

  • very good knowledge of Indian culture and Indian disaster management
  • experience collaborating with aid organizations (especially in India)
  • knowledge of the methods for social research (specifically those methods for preparing and conducting of interviews)
  • occupational experience in the field of disaster management and/or humanitarian aid, preferably also within the scope of a foreign assignment and/or experience in the field of climate change adaptation
  • knowledge of how to perform research with international collaboration
  • experiences with independent project planning, project execution, and project management in an international context
  • the ability to conceptualize and conduct seminars and workshops
  • interest in the sociology of disasters
  • having a driven personal engagement, flexibility, communication skills, and a disposition suited for teamwork as well as independent work
  • English skills (both spoken and written) with competency for negotiation
  • Hindi skills
  • willingness and fitness for field research in the tropics
  • experience with preparing presentations and publications

Applications quoting the reference code KFS WiMi 01-15 shall be addressed no later than to

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Katastrophenforschungsstelle (KFS)
Frau Beate Urbanietz
Carl-Heinricht-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin (Steglitz)


Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik

Postdoc
limited to 4 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

  • Algebraic Arithmetic Geometry, in particular Hodge theory
  • Ramification theory in characteristic 0 and in positive characteristic
  • local systems
  • rational Points
  • crystals in characteristic 0 and in positive characteristic

Condition of employment:

  • PhD in Mathematics

Applications (including letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates, publication list, research statement and 2 letters of recommendation) quoting the reference code WM 19-329 are to be submitted not later than 02.02.2015 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Frau Beate Pierchalla
Arnimallee 3
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

by e-mail to pierchalla@math.fu-berlin.de


Zentralinstitut Osteuropa-Institut
Disziplin Wirtschaft
Volkswirtschaftslehre

Research assistant
1/2-part-time job
limited to 3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

1. Teaching and research assistance in one of the following fields:

  • comparative economics
  • political economics
  • economic history or international trade, with focus on Eastern Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia

2. Doctorate in Economics at the School of Business and Economics of Freie Universität Berlin

3. One research seminar per semester in one of the aforementioned fields at the Institut of East European Studies and the School of Business and Economics

4. Assistance in third-party funding applications

5. Publications in Handelsblatt-ranked Economics journals.

Requirements:

  • Master of Science in Economics or a comparable qualification

Desirable:

  • Master of Science in Economics or a comparable qualification with the grade "sehr gut" or "gut"
  • fluency in English and German
  • proficiency in Russian or another East European or Eurasian language is an important advantage

Applications quoting the reference code 310074 WiMi I should be addressed not later than February 16th,2015 to

Freie Universität Berlin:
Zentralinstitut Osteuropa-Institut
Herrn Prof. Dr. Theocharis Grigoriadis
Garystraße 55
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Project SFB1114-B03a: "Multiscale structure of atmospheric vortices"

Stud. Hilfskraft (41 MoStd.)

Job description:

  • Development and implementation of dimension-adaptive sparse discretizations of high-dimensional stochastic dynamical systems in molecular dynamics, in particular numerical studies based on test cases

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Bioformatics
  • solid background in mathematical modeling, data sparsity and/or sparse approximation
  • programming experiences in Matlab, Java and/or C
  • interest in interdisciplinary research
  • English proficiency, spoken and written

Vertragsdauer:

  • 2 Years

Bewerbungen sind mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bis zum 26.01.2015 unter Angabe der Kennung SHK-SFB1114-B03a zu richten an die

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Geschäftsstelle für Verbundprojekte
Frau Bettina Junkes
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


Graduate School of East Asian Studies

The Graduate School of East Asian Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) is inviting applications for a

postdoctoral research fellowship
limited 2 years with a focus on Japan
beginning on 1 September 2015.
salary terms of E 13 TV-L in the German public sector

Job description:

The Graduate School merges research in East Asian Studies (Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies) with training in the social sciences (Political Science, Economics, Law, Social and Cultural Anthropology) as well as History and Cultural Studies. The training program is interdisciplinary with special emphasis on historically and culturally informed social science inquiry.

The post-doctoral position involves undertaking research in the context of the Graduate School's research focus on institutions in East Asia, coordinating teams of graduate student-researchers, and teaching a small semester-long seminar.

Minimum Requirements:

(1) Completed PhD or doctorate by the time of appointment.
(2) Field open to any social-science discipline, e.g. anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology.
(3) Empirical research focus on Japan.
(4) Fluency in Japanese and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research focus on institutions
  • experience in qualitative research methods
  • teaching experience

Applications quoting the reference code GEAS/PostDoc/J should include a brief letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications for the position, a current CV, and names of three references. Applications will be considered beginning February 2015.

All materials, including a private postal and e-mail address must be received no later than February 16th, 2015 at

Graduate School of East Asian Studies
Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin
application@geas.fu-berlin.de


Freie Universität Berlin
Graduate School of North American Studies

invites applications for

10 Doctoral Grants

and

4 Postdoctoral Positions (E13, 75%)

starting October 1, 2015

 The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität invites applications for the academic year 2015/2016. The School's program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master or equivalent/Doctorate) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics, and are expected to submit an outline of their doctoral/postdoctoral research project.

Funding for postdoctoral researchers will be on the basis of non-renewable two-year contracts. Doctoral grants are awarded for a maximum of three years; candidates with children are eligible for a fourth year of funding. Continued funding is dependent on the candidate’s performance and positive annual evaluations of his/her work.

Doctoral scholarships amount to 1.500 € per month

Postdoctoral positions (75%) are remunerated at E 13 TV-L FU of the German public sector pay scale.

Electronic applications in one pdf-file (maximum 5 MB) with the respective reference code should be sent to the attention of Dr. David Bosold at application@gsnas.fu-berlin.de no later than

  • January 31, 2015 (doctoral grants, reference GSNAS_PhD_2015)
  • February 28, 2015 (postdoctoral positions, reference GSNAS_Postdoc_2015)

The application form and all relevant details can be accessed at http://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/graduateschool/application/index.html


Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre CRC 973 "Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress"

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

The tasks will be to assist a project of the CRC 973. For further information on the scientific topics of the projects please visit www.sfb973.de.

The student helpers will have the chance to assist/support the various research projects of the CRC in the following fields:

  • Biochemical and / or molecular and / or ecological experiments
  • Preparation, development, and running of scientific experiments and analysis of data
  • Plant and insect rearing, maintenance of fungal or bacterial cultures

Desirable:

  • Two successfully completed semesters in biology or related field of study
  • Experimental / practical experience in one of the above mentioned areas
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Team spirit
  • Ability to work conceptually and independently
  • Excellent skills in MS Office

Duration of Agreement:

  • min. 3 months, max. 6 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code CRC973/HiWi with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre 973
Prof. Dr. Monika Hilker
Haderslebener Str. 9
12163 Berlin

or by e-mail to: monika.hilker@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Tobias Otte, Tel.: +49 30 838-709 73 or www.sfb973.de.


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Programming in C++, MatLab, Python
  • Maintenence of data bases
  • Data analysis at the PC

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Nawrot" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: martin.nawrot@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Nawrot, Tel.: +49 30 838-566 92


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Behavioral experiments with fruit fly, moths and locusts
  • Histological work
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Data analysis

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Pflüger" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student
enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Pflüger
Königin-Luise-Str. 29/30
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: pflueger@neurobiologie.fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Pflüger, Tel.: +49 30 838-546 76.


Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the recruitment requirements are desirable.
Interview costs cannot be covered by the Freie Universität Berlin. Application documents will not be returned. Please submit your documents only in copy.

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Last Update: Jan 26, 2015