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Vacancy Announcement: Doctoral Researcher in Political Science (f/m/d)

Ingo Rohlfing is looking for a PhD researcher to be part part of the BMBF-funded research project CITATIONGAP.

The PhD researcher will be part of Ingo Rohlfing’s BMBF-funded research project CITATIONGAP. The project uses quantitative techniques to analyze the scope and potential causes of a citation gap in journal articles between female and male researchers in political science.


  • work together with the Postdoc and principal investigator to crerate a dataset that will be used for the analysis of citations in political science
  • work together with the Postdoc and principal investigator to develop a conceptual and theoretical basis for all three work packages
  • design and implement a simulation modelling citation behavior in political science based on previous results produced in the project
  • participate in a transfer workshop where the results and their implications are presented
  • implement all stages of the project following current standards of research transparency
  • participate in the activities of the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics


  • Excellent Master degree in political science
  • Profound knowledge of quantitative research methods and research design
  • Excellent proficiency in English (B2/C1) or higher

Please send your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications by email (in one pdf-file) with the reference number Wiss2111-20 to cccp-jobsSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de

The application deadline is December 14, 2021.

Further Information as pdf