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Research assistant for a research project on “Housing Shortages”

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/div), 38.4 h/month for 7 months

for a research project on Housing Shortages” at the earliest possible date.

The research assistant will be involved in a new and highly policy-relevant project on the German housing market. Tasks involve data gathering and synchronization, theory building, and empirical testing, and can be adjusted to the candidates interests and abilities.

What we offer:

  • Insights into quantitative work and state-of-the-art research
  • An open and international work environment, working in a young team of urban and macro economists
  • Attendance of Kiel Institute seminars and exposure to the Institute’s dynamic research environment
  • Team is based in Kiel and Berlin. Remote work is possible.
  • A remuneration of 14 Euro/hour.

We are looking for a student who

  • holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics
  • is interested in housing markets and their relation with a wider economy
  • is motivated and proactive when it comes to the advancement of the project, works independently and can perform tasks responsibly and reliably
  • has very good English language skills. German language skills are not required
  • has worked with data before and is in good command of statistical software (STATA, R or Python)

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy ( We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application by May 29, 2024 via the application form on our website using ID-No. “05_24_Hiwi_RC8_01“. Please include:

  • Cover letter (please explain your interest in the position and where you gained skills)
  • CV (including your current GPA)
  • Your most recent university transcript
  • One academic writing sample such as your Bachelor thesis or a seminar paper, if available

Please note that you must be enrolled as a student to be considered for this position.

We only consider applications received via our online tool. Applications sent via email will not be considered.

Please do not include a photo of yourself with your application.

Contact: Please do not hesitate to direct any questions regarding the position or the application process to Levke Jessen-Thiesen.

At a glance

  • 38.4 h/month for 7 months
  • ID-No.: 05_24_Hiwi_RC8_01
  • Deadline May 29, 2024

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