Job vacancies at the CRC 1342

Below you can find positions within our Research Centre we are currently recruiting for:

The mission of the new CRC member is to enhance the web-based Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS), in close cooperation with our scientists.

The University of Bremen invites applications for the following position – under the condition of job release -

Software Developer (f/m/d) for Research Software

Reference number: A126/22

To be filled as soon as possible. This is a full-time permanent position (TV-L 13).

The University of Bremen is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the position offered.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Developing software to support scientific research processes and making research data available long-term are core tasks at the University of Bremen. The position is initially part of the Collaborative Research Center 1342 (CRC 1342) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” for continuing the development of the leading Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS).

In the past four years, the web-based information system was designed and developed to help social policy researchers organize their data collection and analyses. The system is tailored to the needs of a large and very diverse group of researchers and is planned to be released to the scientific community in 2024.

 Based on the elicited design requirements, the system includes algorithmic solutions that support the researchers in semi-automatic data validation, storage, exploration, and sharing (https://socialpolicydynamics.de/projects/information-management-project/en/).

The project in the CRC 1342 is currently organized until 2025 and there is an extension planned until 2029, to be focused on research transfer and the release of the system to the general public. Afterward, the position will be taken over by the central IT-service area of the University of Bremen.

Your tasks

Your tasks will be improving and extending the existing web-based information system. The main goal will be working towards the system launch to the scientific community in 2024. In addition, you will implement new system features, with a focus on data analysis and visualization tools, as well as maintain and improve the existing features. The web-based information system is already being used by the social science researchers and stores more than a thousand datasets collected by them.

What do we offer?

You will work in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists and technicians. You will work closely with the leading professors of the team. Moreover, you will work on innovative topics to support scientific work in cooperation with software developers from other faculties and with the Data Science Center of the University of Bremen. In doing so, you will have contact with diverse scientific topics from the social policy and computer science fields.

REQUIREMENTS

Your profile

  • You have a completed university degree (Master, Diplom or comparable degree) preferably in computer science, business informatics or in a related field with proven expertise in web software development.
  • You have experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • You have experience working with relational databases (PostgreSQL or equivalent).
  • You have experience on the fields of data science or information visualization.
  • You have a very good command of spoken and written English (C1).
  • You have knowledge in participative software development.


In addition to the ability to work constructively in a team, you place particular value on user-centered work. You work independently, in a structured and problem-solving manner. Furthermore, you bring along communicative skills as well as the ability to think conceptually and analytically.

GENERAL HINTS

The University of Bremen offers a family-friendly working environment. Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are fundamentally equivalent. Applications from persons with migration background as well as international applications are expressly welcomed.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter (abreiter@uni-bremen.de).

Applications should be submitted up until May 17th, 2022 with the reference number A126/22 to the following address:

Universität Bremen
Dezernat 2 – Personalangelegenheiten
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

We ask you to please send us document copies only because we cannot return anything.


Contact:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
E-Mail: abreiter@ifib.de

The project examines the development of family policy around the world - the students assistant's taks include data and literature research/processing, the working hours are 9 hours/week.

At the University of Bremen, the following position is available in the Collaborative Research Centre 1342's project "Pathways to Family Policy Universalism: Inclusiveness and Scope of Family Policies in Global Perspective": 

Student Assistant with up to 9 hrs/week

Start date: As soon as possible. The position is temporary, a longer-term employment is intended.

The project is a part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" and is directed by Prof. Sonja Drobnič. 

This project is about surveying the historical development of family policy measures in all countries of the world and explaining the spread across national borders. The role of international women's movements and civil society organisations will also be considered. 


Tasks:

  • Database and literature research
  • Collecting statistical data from text documents
  • Editing of previously collected data
  • Support in data analysis


Requirements:

  • Interest in social policy and/or macro-comparative data and research questions
  • Good level of English (other language skills are welcome)
  • Experience in literature research and/or document analysis
  • Independent, reliable and structured working style
  • Knowledge of R (especially data management) or STATA is an advantage


Please send an applications with CV and short letter of motivation electronically as a pdf attachment to:

Tobias Böger, boeger@uni-bremen.de and Sonja Drobnič, drobnic@uni-bremen.de


Contact:
Dr. Tobias Böger
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-58586
E-Mail: tobias.boeger@uni-bremen.de

At the University of Bremen the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” invites applications for the following academic position -under the condition of job release: Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d),

At the University of Bremen the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” invites applications for the following academic position -under the condition of job release-

Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Salary Scale TV-L 13, part-time 65%, start date: as soon as possible.

The position is fixed term until December 31, 2025.

Reference number: A128/22

The position is part of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” (Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik) funded by the German Research Foundation and will be located within the project

A04: Global developments in health care systems


Job description

Project Description

The Collaborative Research Centre 1342 (CRC 1342) "Global Dynamics of Social Policy", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since January 2018, examines public social policy in a global and historical perspective. In the second phase of the CRC (January 2022 - December 2025), research will focus on how social policy programs have evolved in terms of coverage and generosity after their adoption. The CRC is divided into two project areas: Project Area A consists of six projects that examine the coverage and generosity of eight social policy areas across the globe. The eight projects of project area B examine dynamics related to coverage and benefit generosity in selected countries and regions from all continents. In an information infrastructure project, the Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS) will be developed further.

Project A04 is based at the University of Bremen and led by Heinz Rothgang, Lorraine Frisina Doetter, and Sebastian Haunss. It focuses on the development of health care systems worldwide. Adopting mixed-methods, the project has three main goals. First, it quantitatively traces and maps how and why health care systems have changed the inclusiveness and scope of health care services during the last 140 years in a macro perspective. Second, using macro-quantitative methods, it explains these changes with respect to national constellation and political, social, and economic interdependencies between national states and global actors. Third, by way of case studies, the project qualitatively analyses the impact of colonial legacies in the birth of health care systems.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will mainly assume tasks related to data collection and analysis. Responsibilities include

  • Collection of quantitative and qualitative data on the inclusiveness and scope of benefits for health care systems worldwide
  • Data management and documentation, including cooperation in building the CRC’s Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS)
  • Quantitative descriptive and explanatory analyses of the development of inclusiveness and scope of benefits of health care systems
  • Participation in project-related publications, events, and networking activities (e.g. organising workshops, co-editing the CRC Social Policy Country Brief Series, communication with country experts)


The successful candidate will prepare a PhD dissertation thematically related to the project, to be completed in 2025.

Requirements

  • Master Degree in the social sciences or related fields with excellent academic credential
  • Good knowledge about social policies, comparative welfare research or comparative health care system research
  • Proven experience with quantitative research methods, particularly all kinds of regression analyses
  • Excellent English-language skills (spoken and written)
  • Strong communications skills and willingness to collaborate within the project team and the CRC

Desirable

  • Knowledge about health care policies / systems
  • Knowledge about social policies of the Global South, especially Africa and Asia
  • Experience in working with R, Stata, SAS, SPSS or respective tools
  • Experience in working with country-level datasets and / or data management
  • Knowledge and interest in methods of Computational Social Science / quantitative text analysis would be an asset
  • Working knowledge of German preferred (or strong interest and willingness to learn German)
  • Knowledge of additional languages are an asset, especially Russian, Arabic, or French

General hints

The University of Bremen has received several awards from gender equity programs and offers a family-friendly working environment.

The University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the position offered. Severely disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are fundamentally equivalent. Applications from persons with migration background as well as international applications are expressly welcomed.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Gabriela de Carvalho (decarvalhouni-bremen.de) and Achim Schmid (aschmiduni-bremen.de).

Applications including a cover letter, CV, publication list (where applicable), copies of degree certificates, transcripts, and a sample of academic writing adopting quantitative methods (e.g. Master Thesis, published paper, or term paper) should be submitted by April 22th 2022 to:

University Bremen
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

or by email (including up to two PDF files; reference number) to: decarvalho@uni-bremen.de

The costs of application and presentation cannot be reimbursed.

Project A04 "Global developments in health care systems and in long-term care as a new social risk" is offering internships lasting 2-4 months (20-39 hours/week).

Project A04 is part of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" and focuses on tracing the development of social policy in the fields of health care and long-term care in countries worldwide. Our research aims at pinpointing introduction times and major reforms of health care and long-term care systems and identifying different types of systems as well as factors shaping their development. The project team consists of seven researchers and is directed by Prof. Heinz Rothgang, Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter and Prof. Sebastian Haunss. For more information on the project A04 and the CRC please see: https://www.socialpolicydynamics.de/projects/project-area-aglobal-dynamics/project-a04/en/

Tasks

The internship will mainly focus on in-depth research on the historical development of health care systems and/or longterm care systems in one or in several countries. You will search and review relevant academic literature, reports and legal documents and summarize the results. Ideally, this work will feed into writing 5-7 page country briefs which will be published in our CRC 1342 Social Policy Country Brief Series. Additional tasks might also include the collection of quantitative data and literature research and management on health and long-term care.

Requirements

  • Interest in health and/or long-term care policies
  • Very good knowledge of English and experience in writing English texts
  • Experience with literature review and/or data research


Desirable

  • Basic knowledge of social policy, health care policy and/or long-term care policy
  • Knowledge of EndNote
  • Additional language skills (French would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of or interest in politics or policies in specific regions/countries in the Global South


Offer

We offer a cooperative working environment in a friendly, interdisciplinary, and multicultural team at one of the major research projects on comparative social policy study in Germany, where you get the opportunity to apply and develop your skills and knowledge. The internship provides you with insights in working in academia and the possibility to attend (online) meetings of the A04 project, and (digital) events of the CRC 1342 and SOCIUM. During your internship, you have the opportunity to author one or several Social Policy Country Briefs which will be published in our country brief series. If interested, writing your MA thesis related to the project is a possibility as well.

Conditions

Internships can be flexibly arranged in the period between September 2020 and March 2021 and should last approximately 2-4 month. Weekly working time should range between 20-39 hours. Please state your preferences for period, length, and weekly hours in your application. Concrete modalities will then be coordinated during the hiring
process.

Due to the restrictions caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, work will usually have to be conducted from home and meetings and coordination will take place online.

Application

If you are interested in an internship at the project A04 please send your application to Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss (sebastian.haunss@uni-bremen.de). Your application should include a CV, a short letter of motivation as well as a current transcript of records as a PDF document. Please specify your preferred work modalities in the application as well. In case of questions on the internship please contact Sebastian Haunss.


Contact:
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-58572
E-Mail: sebastian.haunss@uni-bremen.de