Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/x)

Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics - Institut für Statistik
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
30 Apr 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E 13
Contract duration
2 years with the option of extension

The Chair of "Statistik und Data Science in Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften" (Prof. Frauke Kreuter) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (100% TV-L E13) for a period of two years with the option of extension. The position is funded through the grant “CAIUS – Consequences of Artificial Intelligence for Urban Societies”, awarded by the Volkswagen Foundation. In this project, we study with a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists and computer scientists from three institutions (University of Mannheim, HdM Stuttgart and LMU München) whether and how the increasing use of artificial intelligence systems in the public space affects social inequality in urban contexts.

Tasks and responsibilities

The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the project, for example in the writing of publications and reports and in the planning of research activities. (S)he will coordinate research activities between social sciences and computer science and also participate in the mentoring of the PhD candidates from the social sciences.

The ideal candidate is close to finishing / holds a PhD in the social sciences (sociology, political science and related fields) and has demonstrated ability for cutting-edge research on social inequality, ideally in connection to urban societies, digitalization or sociology of space. (S)he has a strong background in quantitative methods and is fluent in English (written / spoken). Experience with data collection through surveys or experience in agent-based modeling as well as experience in working in interdisciplinary teams is a plus.


We offer a postdoctoral researcher postition (100% TV-L E13) for a period of two years with the option of extension.

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is easily accessible by public transport. We offer you an interesting and responsible job with good opportunities for further training and development.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Statistik
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter
Ludwigstr. 33
80539 München

Contact: Professorin Dr. Frauke Kreuter


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