One Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) and One Research Fellow (m/f/d)

One Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) and One Research Fellow (m/f/d)

Germany 01 Mar 2021
German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

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The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, globalisation and development, and global orders and foreign policies.

The GIGA invites applications for two positions with a contract of 3 years, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidates will work at GIGA’s new Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL) under the lead of Prof. Amrita Narlikar, Dr. Christian von Soest, and Apl. Prof. Jann Lay, funded by the Federal Foreign Office. 

DigiTraL will analyse the political drivers and consequences of the global digital transformation with a focus on diplomacy and statecraft. The research will study the related global developments and include perspectives and actions of countries, companies, and citizens from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

One Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d)

The salary of this full-time position is commensurate with EG 14 TV-AVH / TVöD. Tasks will include the coordination of DigiTraL.

One Research Fellow (m/f/d)

The salary of this part-time position (65%) is commensurate with EG 13 TV-AVH / TVöD. The GIGA encourages concurrent work on a doctoral degree.

Tasks will further include:

Mandatory qualifications:

Desired qualifications:

(Other) part-time options will be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate. Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes the equality of all genders.

Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-21-04.) including relevant supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, credentials/diplomas/certificates, names and contact details of two references, list of publications, max. two work samples, concept note [max. 2 pages] on your potential contribution to DigiTraL) as one PDF (except for the completed GIGA application form) to:

Florian Helfer, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA),

Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
(email applications are particularly welcome).

Screening of applications will begin on 1 March 2021.

For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage ( or
contact Julia Kramer (email:

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