Research Assistant / Scientific collaborator (60-80%, Junior Researcher)
with an interest in the application of mixed methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) and of longitudinal approaches

PICE (Parental investment in children's education in migrant families in Switzerland) is a mixed method study based on the TREE panel study (Transition from Education to Employment, in the field of education and migration studies and will investigate the link between parental investment in their children's education and post-compulsory educational success. PICE is a co-operation project between the University of Bern, FORS and the University of Lausanne.

(1) Master degree in social sciences (educational sciences, sociology, psychology or similar);
(2) An interest in the main topics of the study in question (education, migration studies, life course research);
(3) Knowledge of qualitative research and the ability to conduct and engage with fieldwork; ideally
previous research field experience;
(4) Experience of analysis of longitudinal data (with SPSS, Stata, R, etc.);
(5) Fluency in German and English. Mastery of a further language would be a plus (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Albanian);
(6) Strong interpersonal skills and good organisation skills.
We offer
(1) Career development opportunity in a large, unique and innovative empirical study embedded in excellent scientific networks both nationally and internationally (TREE, FORS, Unil)
(2) Dynamic, supportive team
(3) Opportunity to write a doctoral thesis
Further Information:
Sandra Hupka-Brunner, Andrés Gomensoro
Starting date: August/September 2019
Duration of contract: 3 years
Workplace: Universität Bern, Institut für Soziologie, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern
Applications are to be sent to
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