Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and uniquely international environment with first-rate, interdisciplinary and predominantly English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition to excellence in teaching, we are also committed to excellence in applied research, particularly in the areas of engineering, technology and the natural and social sciences. The university is home to a student body of over 7,000 students from over 100 countries.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences sits on the picturesque Lower Rhine between the industrial and economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr region and the Netherlands. This idyllic, yet central location offers the perfect backdrop for families, as well as excellent connections to bustling metropolitan areas and three international airports in Amsterdam/Schiphol, Düsseldorf and Weeze.

We are currently seeking to fill the following position in the Faculty of Society and Economics, Kleve Campus, to be filled until 15th October 2019 respectively as soon as possible:

Reference number  08/F3/19

Research Associate in Economics with focus on quantatative methods or behavioural sciences/ experimental economics/ game theory

German TV-L pay scale level EG13, fixed-term contract for 2 years according to § 14 Abs.2 (TzBfG), full-time

Your tasks

  • Contribution in national and international research projects and taking over related administrative tasks, especially in pending behavioural economic projects regarding mobility and traffic as well as artificial intelligence and acceptance of algorithms
  • Implementation of current experimental research projects on online platforms and in the faculty laboratories
  • Create and support in project proposals for acquisition of third-party funds
  • Support in and initiate the compilation of teaching materials, especially in the course of the 2019 re-accreditation of economcs study courses
  • Indepedent support of specific degree programme related project papers and implementation of instructional courses which have been newly created as part of the re-accreditation (up to 2 weekly semester hours teaching load) in the area of general economy as well as in one of the two focus areas

Your profile

  • You have a master or equivalent degree in economics, psychology, mathematics or a related field of study, ideally with quantitative or experimental focus
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantatative research methods are mandatory
  • Willingness to contribute in experimental economy and social research
  • Very good English skills are required
  • Ability to work structured and independently
  • strong skills in conceptional and analytical tasks as well as excellent ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of relevant statistics (R, Stata or SPSS) and/or experimental software (Python, zTree, oTree, etc.) are adventagous

We offer

  • An interesting, diverse and challenging task
  • Support concerning the compatibility of family and work
  • Numerous training opportunities and professional development
  • All the advantages of (social) benefits of the work in public service, e.g. an annual special bonus, payment of capital-forming benefits, holiday regulations exceeding the minimum holiday entitlement as well as a company pension scheme
  • Possibility of telework or home office
  • Use of the offers for workplace health management

Non-native German speakers must have at least basic proficiency in German.

Part-time employment is also possible for this position.

The work contract is limited in accordance with § 14 (2) Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz (TzBfG). Therefore it is required that the applicant has not been employed at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the past.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, additional preferential consideration will also be given to suitable candidates with a severe disability or equivalent persons as defined by § 2 (3), Volume IX of the German Social Security Code (SGB).

We look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline for applications: 25.08.2019

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