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The 'Munich Center for the Economics of Aging' (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy offers a full time position as
Survey Methodologist (m/f/d)
in the SHARE project at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to a
two-year contract, with the possibility of extension conditional on funding. SHARE, the 'Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe' is a large international
social science panel study. The data combines extensive cross-national information on socio-economic status, health and family relations of Europe's elder population.
Your tasks will include:
Being a liaison to survey agencies and country teams in SHARE for communicating field monitoring results
Help with the conceptual development of routines to monitor fieldwork in all SHARE countries
Collecting, processing and documentation of paradata that occur during data collection
Provide assistance for evaluating sampling designs and weighting schemes
Coordination, process definition and documentation of several data linkage projects in different SHARE countries
Conduct own (substantial and/or methodological) research with SHARE data, in particular
regarding data linkage in SHARE
The ideal candidate would bring the following qualifications:
University degree in social sciences, demography, statistics, economics, public health, epidemiology, data science or a related field (with or without PhD)
Extensive knowledge of quantitative data analysis and statistical software, preferable Stata (or R, SPSS); good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Experience in methodological issues (e.g. nonresponse, data linkage, machine learning approaches) and/or fieldwork monitoring
Experience with large-scale (cross-national) surveys
Strong proficiency in English, good knowledge of German desirable
Track record of self-organized and highly proactive working style
Team player mentality with proven management experience
Interest in own research on substantive or methodological topics (willingness to pursue a PhD for pre-doc applicants desirable)
We welcome both pre- and post-doc applicants. Compensation will be in accordance with German TVöD and the relevant experience of the candidate. A generous benefits
package complements this attractive job in an international, team-oriented research endeavour. SHARE is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications
from women and men, including disabled people, from all cultural backgrounds and ethnic origins.
Please submit a complete application quoting reference number 07-19 in one single pdf file (CV, cover letter, copies of degrees and certificates)
no later than 25 April 2019 to Michael Bergmann
Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik