Position as Early-Career Researcher (up to 3 years)

Expected profile: economist or sociologist with ICT-related expertise

Reference number: F-0121
Salary Scale: EG 13 TV-L HU Berlin (Full Time)
Up to 3 years


Centre Marc Bloch e.V. (CMB) is the Franco-German Research Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Berlin. It is both an affiliated institute of the Humboldt University of Berlin and a CNRS research unit, with an interdisciplinary and internationally-oriented profile. Since its foundation in 1992, CMB has been a model institute for European research cooperation while covering the whole range of social and human sciences, including history, sociology, political science, geography and philosophy. A detailed description of its main research poles may be found here.


We are now opening an early-career researcher position for up to three years, targeting applicants with some years of postdoctoral experience in economics or sociology with specific expertise in ICT-related research. This covers for instance, but is not limited to, issues dealing with work automation and algorithmic management, platform-mediated consumer-producer markets and more broadly ICT-mediated job markets. The scope is purposedly broad as this position shall allow the selected candidate to develop and lead their own research program with the purpose of enriching the disciplinary coverage of CMB. The successful applicant will enjoy a certain of level of freedom to prepare and submit grant proposals at the national (DFG, ANR) or international (EU) levels in order to further support the development of their research topics within the lab. Furthermore, CMB already hosts an interdisciplinary team in computational social science with a specific focus on online communities and algorithmic issues, with whom fruitful interactions may be expected.

As an equal opportunities employer, CMB intends to promote women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.


To apply, please send the following materials by 28. February 2021 to bewerbung[@]cmb.hu-berlin.de:

  • A brief cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae, together with a detailed list of publications;
  • A project proposal of no more than 5 pages emphasizing the prospects of a multi-year research
    program that could be developed in the CMB environment.

Please combine all of your application materials into a single PDF. Applicants may write either in English, French or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient.

For further information please contact Professor Vogel (jakob.vogel[@]cmb.hu-berlin.de) or Professor
Roth (roth[@]cmb.hu-berlin.de). Administrative questions (standard salary, charges etc.) should be directed to Dr Denoyer (denoyer[@]cmb.hu-berlin.de).