The Senior Researcher manages the successful delivery of research projects related to the designated topics in economics; undertakes research design, data collection and analysis and produces reports, manages the research department group as and when necessary, leads and delivers strategic projects for the research department group.

About us

The world as we see it today is undergoing massive changes. How can we profit from new opportunities? How can we solve arising problems? The fact is: Complex questions demand complex answers.

Exactly this is the mission of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. We are creating the scientific basis for solutions and answers of today’s most pressing issues. Global stakeholders from politics and institutions need reliable partners for important decisions. We believe that only in a strong teamwork between science and politics we can cope with the challenges we are facing today.

Our name is our mission: Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is bringing together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business and civil society to debate and develop practice-based policy advice. That is our key – without dialogue, no solutions. Therefore, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute builds on a global network of experts, continuously creating special reports, expert commentary, and analysis from our international network of respected academics and responsible industry figures.

Your tasks

Scientific Strategy and Research Process

Leads research activities and projects related to the Topic within DOC Research Institute;

Develops own or research group work, interprets research findings and generates high quality publications;

Contributes to the development of the research strategies within DOC Research Institute;

Prepares reports and presents information related to the Topic within the Research Department;

Drafts texts for discussions and reports including the background research necessary for these documents;

Leads preparation of academic papers, working papers, produced by DOC Research Institute and other written materials as necessary;

Writes research briefs related to the designated Topic and if necessary undertakes primary research to assist to Research Director;

Together with other Senior Researchers implements a dissemination strategy to circulate the research products of the Department to the academic and policy community;

Provides performance of research projects and initiatives in accordance with timeline and within approved budget;

Develops and maintains contact databases;

Undertakes an ongoing review of activities and adjusting projects and initiatives in order to maximize the quality of outputs.

DOC Research Institute’s Representation

Leads and develops internal and external networks;

Represents DOC Research Institute in a professional manner at all times, including links with professional bodies, research funding streams, etc;

Represents the Organization’s research at international conferences and other events, liaising closely with external bodies/experts both within the EU and non-EU countries.

Events Organization

Contributes in event organization, including meetings, conferences and seminars of DOC Research Institute;

In accordance with the designated Topic contributes to the development of the scientific program for the Rhodes forum and other DOC Research Institute’s key events according to the established internal policies;

Drafts list of experts and scientists engaged in the Topic for the Rhodes forum and other DOC Research Institute’s key events;

Controls the process of invitation to the Rhodes forum and other DOC Research Institute’s key events.


Ph.D. in economics or related field required and more than 5 years in research and scientific work

Track record of research and scientific publications

Functioning as successful research group member and representative of the Organization’s vision & idea

Solid background in economic analyses and writing policy papers; extensive research experience;

good skills in econometrics and knowledge of statistical programs (STATA, EViews, SPSS)" ,

strong abilities to analyze macroeconomic conditions and policies, international trade and finance

Experience working with a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations

Experience in project management, policy advice, as well as in handling the project funds

Demonstrable experience and skills in building positive and productive relationships, with colleagues and other stakeholders

Familiarity with research agenda and experience in field work and documentation

Demonstrable evidence of strong written and oral communications skills as well as proficiency in English language, knowledge of at least one other language (Chinese, Arabic, French, German) is an advantage

Excellent analytic, writing and organizational skills and ability to work with large databases

Knowledge of major web search engines that index the full text or metadata of scholarly literature and other publications

Professional, enthusiastic, hard-working and “can do” attitude

Capable of independently managing time and the tasks associated with a fast-paced research agenda and strong organizational objectives

Willingness and ability to travel occasionally

What we offer

A modern office space in the historical center of Berlin

International work environment

The opportunity to take part in building the next big Think Tank

An attractive salary


Please send your application and CV in English via email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Please indicate your earliest availability and salary expectations. Closing date is 10 August 2017. Early application may be prioritized.

For more information please visit our website  or get in contact with Annette Chemnitz, HR Manager, 030 209 67 7900.

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