We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Research Associates

To strengthen our quantitative and qualitative empirical research in the field of education, we’re looking for an economist or social scientist with a specialization in higher education and/or (advanced) vocational training, as well as a psychologist or pedagogy/education expert specialized in primary and secondary education and (advanced) vocational training.

In addition to a college degree and preferably a PhD, you will have worked for one or two years as a researcher and project manager in the education and social economy sector. Also necessary are expertise in the educational sciences, strong analytical and methodological skills, knowledge of politics, and some experience in project acquisition, writing reports, and giving presentations. Excellent computer skills (including statistics programs) are a must, as is familiarity with working in an interdisciplinary, intercultural team. Experience in project management and in dealing with decision-makers in politics, business, society, and science and scholarship is desirable.

Your strengths include quality and time management, high performance under pressure, and taking pleasure in demanding work. In addition to excellent German and English skills you know at least one additional foreign language.
With customers in Germany and abroad, FiBS offers challenging and diverse work on projects that straddle the border between theory and cutting-edge practice. We would like to the fill the position as soon as possible.
The salary follows the guidelines laid out in the collective bargaining agreement TV-L West, although performance-based adjustments are possible in line with the terms stipulated by our clients. FiBS is interested in making a longer-term hire.

Please send a thorough application including a sample of your work and salary expectations to: FiBS Forschungsinstitut für Bildungs- und Sozialökonomie, Michaelkirchstraße, 10179 Berlin, or to Mr. Michael Cordes, PhD,


Student Research Assistants

At the earliest possible date, we are looking to hire one or two student research assistants to support our team. Depending on previous knowledge and experience, the job includes research and organizational tasks.

Ideally you are pursuing a degree in a field relevant to our work, such as economics, sociology, political science, psychology, or pedagogy. In addition, you have outstanding computer skills (MS Office, knowledge of CMS, statistics programs desirable) and excellent command of German and English. Interest in the Institute’s areas of expertise and in political education is essential. Practical office experience is an advantage.

Research assistants preferably work an average of 16 hours/week, although hours can vary. The position offers challenging and diverse work and a wage of 12.50 EUR/hour. We’re interested in making a longer-term hire, i.e. a contract with FiBS would last until you have finished your degree.

Please send a thorough application and samples of your work to: FiBS Forschungsinstitut für Bildungs- und Sozialökonomie, Michaelkirchstraße 17/18, 10179 Berlin, or via email to Mr. Michael Cordes, PhD,