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Job posting: CSES Research Data Processing Officer, Cologne, Germany

June 25, 2014

The GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is seeking to hire a Research Data Processing Officer at their Data Archive for the Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany. The position will be a part of their International Survey Programs department, in support of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and other projects.

Please forward this information on to any persons who might be interested in the job. Applications are due by July 18, 2014. The official description is below, and contains further information about the position and how to apply.

The GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is an internationally active social science institute belonging to the Leibniz Association. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal States. We are seeking applicants for an open position in Cologne, Germany for employment in the team "International Survey Programs" as a:

Research Data Processing Officer for the "Comparative Study of Electoral Systems" and further survey programs

(Salary group is TV-L 11, full time, initially for two years with perspective to extension. To start as soon as possible.)

In close interaction with an international team at multiple sites, you will process survey data from numerous countries to produce data sets ready for secondary analysis. Your work will require a sound understanding of basic survey methodology. Experience in handling survey data from electoral research and from comparative surveys is an advantage. Using quality protocols, your duties will include identifying coding problems and inconsistencies, developing program syntax to fix coding errors, and creating and editing data documentation materials in English language. English will be the main working language of the core project you will be working on.

Essential requirements

GESIS guarantees that employment laws for the disabled and handicapped as well as laws and regulations governing part-time employment will be observed. GESIS is an equal opportunity employer and is certified by the European work & family audit.

For further information concerning your job description please contact Markus Quandt by phone +49 221 476 400 or by email to:

We only process online applications. Please apply here until July 18, 2014:

The key number is: DAS-15