Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Behavior

3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position

2020 10 02 CfA preview

At the Research Group of Comparative Political Behaviour, we currently seek to fill a 

3-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position.



You will contribute to the DFG-funded project MINISTERIALLOBBY (lead by Heike Klüver and Kai-Uwe Schnapp) in which we analyze interest group influence on German policy-making. You will support the principal investigators with data collection, data analysis and the publication of the results in international journals. 


Starting date

1 Febuary 2021 (or later)


  • A university degree and a PhD in Political Science in the area of Comparative Political Behavior (a focus on interest groups and lobbying is desirable, but not necessary)

  • International publications

  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods 
  • Experience with expert interviews is desirable
  • Fluency in German (you will conduct interviews with Germany ministry officials)
  • Strong command of English


We offer
  • Opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and publish with the project leaders

  • Motivated team of international scholars

  • Dynamic and vibrant research environment
  • Financial support for conferences
  • A competitive salary according to salary group E13 TVL (approximately 4300€/month gross), including social security and health insurance
  • Being located in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe`s most exciting cities with an outstanding research environment


Further information about our research group can be found here. Informal inquiries are welcome (



Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, copies of degree certificate(s), two writing samples and the names of two referees. The application deadline is 22 October 2020. Please send applications in one PDF file to
The legally binding German version of the job announcement can be found here.