Research Assistant / Pre-Doc Position (TV-L E13, 65%)

Technische Universität München


June 30, 2021


Research Assistant / Pre-Doc Position (TV-L E13, 65%)

09.06.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Professorship for Global Health (Prof. Janina Steinert) invites applications for a 12-month research assistant/pre-doc position at the TUM School of Governance as part of a DFG-funded research project on the “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child Marriage, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Domestic Violence in India and Zambia (COV-CSRD)”. The project aims at assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender inequality in the Global South by putting specific focus on three central indicators of gender inequality, namely (1) domestic violence (SDG target 5.2), (2) child and forced marriage (SDG target 5.3), and (3) sexual and reproductive health (SDG target 5.6). The project will involve qualitative and quantitative primary data collection in India and Zambia to examine how the pandemic affects child marriage, sexual and reproductive health, and domestic violence in both countries and to understand how cultural and contextual differences shape these impacts.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the day-to-day management of the above research project
  • Communicating with research partners in India and Zambia
  • Supporting the design and programming of questionnaires
  • Supporting the training of enumerators in India and Zambia
  • Managing the primary data collection remotely and in field
  • Cleaning and merging quantitative data
  • Assisting preliminary analyses of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Contributing to the write-up of empirical papers
  • Developing policy recommendations based on research findings
  • Your Qualifications:

  • University degree in global/public health, development studies, economics, political science, psychology or a related field (M.A. or M.Sc.)
  • Substantive interest in research and plans to pursue a PhD
  • Previous experience with primary data collection, survey design, and project management is desirable
  • Strong quantitative methods and statistics skills and proficiency with Stata or R
  • Very good spoken and written English skills
  • Enthusiasm for research and working in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams
  • Residence in Munich desirable but remote work also possible
  • The position will begin at the earliest possible date and is limited to 12 months. The employment is subject to appropriate remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L) at the E13 level. Both, HfP and TUM aim to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped persons are given preferential employment if their aptitude and qualifications are essentially the same.

    How to Apply:

    Please send your detailed application by 30 June 2021 via E-Mail to: (subject line: “COV-CSRD Application” including the following documents in a single PDF:

  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages single spaced)
  • Curriculum vitae, including contact information of two referees
  • Transcripts of record
  • Writing sample
  • Data Protection Information: When you apply for a position with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you are submitting personal information. With regard to personal information, please take note of the Datenschutzhinweise gemäß Art. 13 Datenschutz- Grundverordnung (DSGVO) zur Erhebung und Verarbeitung von personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihrer Bewerbung. (data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of TUM.


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