Post-Doc position/ Quantitative Social Scientist/ Migration in Potsdam

Jasper Tjaden is looking for a post doc to work with him in Potsdam starting October 2022. The contract is initially two years with the possibility of extension.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a short (one paragraph) motivation (in the body of the email).

Candidates should have:

  • Interest in migration/ integration studies (!)
  • Advanced R/ Stata skills
  • Good understanding of econometrics
  • Good understanding of causal inference
  • Experience collecting data/ survey methodology
  • Interest in/ experience with digital data (Facebook/ Google etc.)
  • Team player
  • Solid publication record

Prof. Dr. Jasper Tjaden

Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Professor of Applied Social Research & Public Policy

A search engine for R

With the increasing popularity of R, using a common search engine like Google has become more viable. Yes, single-letter searching may be cool, but it’s much more difficult to restrict results. While Google has become better in producing relevant results when the single letter R is added, there’s one search engine that still works better: Rseek. Using customized Google searches, Rseek is much less likely than an ordinary Google search to produce results that are about STATA or SAS, for instance (less helpful if we’re looking for relevant code). Rseek even provides separate results for packages, books, support, beginners, and articles.