Job vacancies at the CRC 1342

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

The tasks include researching education policies concerning the inclusion of marginalised groups. The working time is 30 hours per month.

The research project “The Global Development of Coverage and Generosity in Public Education” which is part of the funded Collaborative Research Centre "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" (SFB 1342) is searching for a student assistant (30h per month).

The position is to start in January of 2023, for at least six months.

The main task is to support the data collection within the quantitative part of the project. The tasks include researching education policies and constitutions from countries all around the globe for the inclusion of marginalized groups in formal education.

Interest in, or even previous knowledge of, educational sociology or policy and globalization is desirable, but not a condition. The same applies to knowledge of qualitative methods. Knowledge of languages such as French or Spanish is also desirable, a must is proficient writing skills in English.

We offer an insight into an interesting field of work and a friendly team. Salary is based on the usual rates for student assistants at the University of Bremen.

Your application should include a short curriculum vitae and your study focus or interests. A current excerpt of the transcripts of records should also be enclosed.

The closing date for applications is 26.10.2022. Applications should be made via e-mail, to be sent to

Fabian Besche-Truthe,
Helen Seitzer,

Dr. Fabian Besche-Truthe
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57066

Dr. Helen Seitzer
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57065

The team works on occupational injury, unemployment and pension policies and needs support in researching/processing data and literature. The working time is 8 to 10 hours per week.

The Project A02 Global Dynamics of Coverage and Generosity in Work-Injury Compensation, Unemployment and Old-Age Pensions at the CRC 1342 is looking for a

student assistant (f/m/d)

working 8 to 10 hours per week. Start date: As soon as possible. The position initially runs until the end of 2022, but can be prolonged incrementally by mutual agreement until the end of the year 2024. Breaks of up to three months for, e.g., internships are possible, but need to be communicated in advance.

Project A02 is part of the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" which is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

The project examines the development of social policy since 1880 across all countries of the globe. In particular, the research assistant’s work would focus on coverage and generosity of work-injury and unemployment policies. There are many different tasks, so the research assistant could have some choice over what they prefer to do.

Potential Tasks

  • Literature reviews and reference management in the area of welfare state research
  • Contributing to data collection, data processing and data analysis
    • Finding data sources using various internet-based research methods
    • Coding written laws and secondary sources into a comparative database
    • Developing a codebook and strategy for comparative analysis and data sharing publicly
    • Learning and supporting statistical analysis
  • Working in English primarily, with some German


  • Ongoing studies in Political Science, Sociology or similar
  • Interest in at least one of the following areas: comparative welfare studies, social policy, legal history or work-injury and unemployment law
  • Basic knowledge of qualitative or quantitative methods (the latter preferably with R or Stata)
  • Very good English skills
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn Zotero reference management software
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Data coding skills are welcome, but not necessary

We offer

  • Insights into a fascinating field of work and research
  • The opportunity to work in a friendly, interdisciplinary team
  • An hourly wage in accordance with the usual rates at the University of Bremen
  • The possibility to write a BA/MA thesis on a topic related to the project

Please send your short application (including letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and, if applicable, degree certificates) as one PDF file to Nate Breznau ( Feel free to email with any questions. We will fill the position as soon as we find a good candidate.

Dr. Nate Breznau
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen

The tasks include data and literature research as well as classification, annotation and coding of documents. Working hours up to 37 hours per month.

At the University of Bremen, the following positions are available in the Collaborative Research Centre 1342's project "Global developments in health care systems":

Student Assistants with up to 37 hrs/month

Start date: As soon as possible. The position is temporary, but 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. Dr. Heinz Rothgang, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss and Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter.

The aim of the project is to map the historical development of the inclusiveness and the scope of benefits of health care systems worldwide. In doing so, we develop an AI supported system to facilitate the classification and annotation of a large corpus of documents.


  • Database and literature research
  • Supporting the systematic classification of documents
  • Supporting the annotation / coding of documents
  • Supporting on administrative tasks


  • Enrolled in a German University
  • Excellent command of English
  • Knowledge of French is particularly welcome
  • Experience in literature research
  • Independent, reliable and organised working style
  • Interest in social policy, health policy and/or health inequality


  • Experience with reference management software, especially Zotero
  • Experience in annotation / coding of text documents
  • Interest in natural language processing and application of artificial intelligence

Deadline for application: Rolling basis until positions are filled.

Please send applications with CV and short letter of motivation to Gabriela de Carvalho (

Dr. Gabriela de Carvalho
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57078

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:


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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.


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

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.


If you are interested in an internship at the project A04 please send your application to Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss ( 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.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-58572