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Vacancy Announcement: Research Assistants (8 to 10 hours per week each)

The chair for Comparative Politics (Prof. Sven-Oliver Proksch) at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP) at the University of Cologne is looking for Research Assistants.

The desired start date is 1 July 2022. The research assistants will support various research projects on European politics. Some activities are associated with the ERC Project MINORITYRULE.


  • Collect, preprocess, and manage political science data (including parliamentary speech data and social media data)
  • Perform basic statistical analyses or content analyses
  • Support the team in organizing teaching
  • Optional: Collect data via web scraping


  • BA or MA student in social/political science 
  • Knowledge of comparative politics and EU politics
  • Motivation, commitment, and ability to work independently
  • Basic statistical training and experience with statistical software
  • Willingness to learn advanced data management procedures in R
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Excellent grades

Please submit your application in English (letter of motivation, CV, grade transcript, and possibly additional evidence of qualifications) as a single PDF file to jens.waeckerleSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de. Application deadline is 29 April 2022. Job talks will be held in the beginning of May.

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