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Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher (4 years, 80 % FTE)


The National Center of Competence in Research nccr – on the move aims to enhance the understanding of contemporary migration patterns. Transcending disciplines, the NCCR brings together research projects from the social sciences, economics and law. Managed from the University of Neuchatel, the network comprises eleven Higher Education Institutions in Switzerland. 
The start date will be 1 July 2018 (or as agreed upon), for a period of four years.

The position is based at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Basel. The University of Basel is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Qualified women and candidates with a migration history are encouraged to apply.

Your position

  • Contributing to a research project on Perimeters of Multilayered Democratic Citizenship in a Mobile and Multicultural World (Case Studies Brussels and Montreal), led by Profs. Matteo Gianni, University of Geneva, and Walter Leimgruber, University of Basel.

Desired skills and experience

Your profile

  • Excellent Doctorate in social sciences (preferably Cultural Anthropology), dealing with mobility and migration issues, defended no later than four years ago (date of viva voce);
  • Excellent knowledge of qualitative methodologies (in particular semi-structured interviews and participant observation).
  • Excellent written and oral command of English and French is required. Knowledge of Dutch and German is an asset.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other nccr – on the move researchers.

Regular attendance of NCCR events at the University of Neuchatel, or elsewhere in Switzerland, is expected.

About the employer

We offer you

  • The salary and working conditions (activity percentage etc.) are in accordance with the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The nccr – on the move offers support measures for researchers with childcare duties.

Application / Contact
Applications (letter of intent, CV, names of two referees, a paper or book chapter) should be submitted to Prof. Walter Leimgruber, via the "Apply for this job" button (also for queries).

Areas of Research

  • Sociology
  • Demography
  • Social & Cultural Anthropology


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