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Research Officer

Jobs - Deadline : 03/07/2024



Subtitle : Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen

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The Research Unit Comparative Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen invites applications for a

Research Officer

(German public sector pay scheme 13 TV-L, 100% FTE)

for the duration of 18 months (extendable to 24 depending on the availability of funds) from 1 June 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Annual salary is commensurate with experience, starting from approximately 54,000 Euro.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Olga Löblová on a research project on resource allocation in health care in Europe: “Alternative access schemes for pharmaceuticals: bypassing scrutiny?”, funded by the Wellcome Trust (summary here).

Essential requirements:

- A doctoral degree relevant to health policy (e.g. in social policy, public policy, political science, sociology, health services research, public health), completed or nearing completion
- Interest in and knowledge of health policy (knowledge of pharmaceutical policy is a plus)
- Experience with qualitative or mixed methods data collection and analysis (semi-structured elite interviews), as well as document analysis and literature reviews
- Experience of quantitative methods desirable
- Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English (German language skills useful)
- Ability to work independently as part of a small team
The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities and in recent years has been very successful in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative.


If you are interested in this position, please send your application with the usual documentation (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, publication list, etc.) in electronic form in a single pdf file to: 

Deadline for applications is 7 March 2024. Preliminary date for interviews is 18 March 2024.

For further questions, please contact:


The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are applicants from outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Recruitment is carried out by the central administration of the university.


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