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PhD candidate in Social Security (quantitative profile)

WorkplaceBern, Bern region, Switzerland
DurationLimited until 28.02.2026
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job Start01.03.2023

PhD candidate in Social Security (quantitative profile)

School of Social Work

In the School of Social Work we are passionate about the analysis and scientific treatment of social problems. We see ourselves as trendsetters for social innovation – for the society of tomorrow.


  • Participate in the project "Poverty and social security in time of crisis - lessons (to be) learned during the covid19 pandemic". The project is part of the National Research Program "Covid-19 in Society" (NRP 80). It will last three years and will be carried out by an interdisciplinary team.
  • Work with large data sets, process linked administrative data and perform statistical analyses
  • Create data visualizations
  • Write scientific articles
  • As part of your project work, you will be pursuing a doctorate at a Swiss university. Supervision opportunities are available.


  • Master’s degree (final grade of at least 5.0) in social sciences (sociology, economics or political science)
  • Interest in social and socio-political issues
  • Motivation to contribute to the improvement of the social security system for socially disadvantaged people
  • Good knowledge of data preparation and analysis with R (tidyverse)
  • Good to very good knowledge of German and English

We offer

  • Curiosity is what we want, oodles of it. Plus, lots of independence and autonomy.
  • Work place in prime location with excellent access.
  • Working with smart people of different professional backgrounds who want, like you, to do things and make a difference.
  • An agreeable atmosphere and a good team spirit.
  • The opportunity to work at the intersection of Data Science and poverty research.
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Contact and Address

I’ll be your guide through the application procedure

Silja Genoud
HR Consultant
P +41 31 848 43 39

For job-specific queries

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hümbelin
Projektleiter und Dozent
P +41 31 848 36 97


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