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15 Jun 2020


Apply now: Research Assistant (20-100%)

***Kindly note that we only consider applications from people based in Switzerland*** The WTI is hiring! We're looking for We are looking for a motivated, diligent student to assist in research activities starting on 20 July 2020 (or at the earliest possible date thereafter) for a period of 2 months (full-time). The research assistant will be involved in the project "BRICS Globalization and Labor Protections" led by Dr. Damian Raess, SNSF Assistant Professor in Political Science.

Research Assistant
20 - 100 %

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a leading academic institution dedicated to studies, teaching and research in international trade and investment regulation, economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

We are looking for a motivated, diligent student to assist in research activities starting on 20 July 2020 (or at the earliest possible date thereafter) for a period of 2 months (full-time). The research assistant will be involved in the project "BRICS Globalization and Labor Protections" (https://bricsglobalization.weebly.com/) led by Dr. Damian Raess, SNSF Assistant Professor in Political Science.

Tasks
The main research tasks include coding and manipulation of data pertaining principally to industrial/labor relations, specifically textual analysis with a view to the quantification of information, the re-organization of large data and the matching of various data sources.

Requirements
We welcome applications from students in political science, sociology, economics or related fields having experience with quantitative empirical analysis, including a good command of Excel and a working or good knowledge of the statistical software  R. The working  language  will be English. While a good command of the Portuguese language is desirable, written comprehension of Portuguese is a requirement.

We offer
The position is based at the World Trade Institute and is offered on a full time-basis during the (summer) semester break and on a part-time basis during the (autumn) semester. There is some flexibility in how the hours will be distributed over the summer  and (early) autumn. Depending on the needs, a contract extension may be envisaged.

The WTI provides an international, multicultural atmosphere as well as flexible working hours, modern infrastructure and attractive options for employees.

The salary follows the guidelines of the University of Bern and depends on the qualification of the successfuI candidate.

To apply, send your CV, a motivation letter (max 1 page) and course transcripts (including the courses you took and grades you obtained) by email to: Damian.Raess@wti.org. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on 18 June 2020, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. Online interviews will be held in the second half of June.