Job announcement: project pre doc position for 24 months


We are looking for an employee with good research knowledge of survey methodology or manual and computer-aided content analysis.

The MEDem (Monitoring Electoral Democracy) project serves to set up national and international data infrastructures in the research area of media, elections and democracy. The position is limited to 2 years and should be filled as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2022.


Duration of employment: 2 years
Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

-         Participation in the development and coordination of (inter-)national data infrastructures for comparative research in the field of electoral democracy

-         Organization, coordination and implementation of various data surveys and linkings in the field of electoral democracy (e.g. panel surveys, content analyses, experiments)

-         Participation in the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences is possible if a dissertation agreement is concluded

-         International publishing and presentation activities on media, voting and democracy


-         Completed diploma or master’s degree in the social sciences (political science, communication science, economics, sociology)

-         Research interest in the field of electoral democracy

-         Excellent knowledge of quantitative survey and analysis methods

-         Excellent knowledge of English

Your application should include the following documents:

-         Curriculum vitae

-         Letter of motivation

-         Master seminar paper

-         Two reference persons

-         Degree certificates


Applications should be submitted to no later than 24.05.2022.