Tuesday, August 14, 2007

JOB- Research Assistant (Doctoral), Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

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JOB- Research Assistant (Doctoral), Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Posted by: Management Academy <ja1-pfh@managementakademie.de>

Two Researchers or Research Assistants (Doctoral Positions)
at the Asia-Europe Institute of the

Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen

The Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, one of the leading
business schools in Germany, seeks applications for two vacancies in its
Asia-Europe Institute. Candidates are expected to do independent research
during a period of three years leading to a doctoral thesis. The research
project, funded by the VolkswagenFoundation, starts in October 2007 and
focuses on

Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia: The Role of Institutional
Complementarities in Reform Processes.

Research addresses questions at the interface of politics and economics.
Particularly, it relates to problems of institution and capacity building
as well as policy implementation in the context of systemic transition
with an explicit focus on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The project will be
undertaken in cooperation with the World Bank, the Institute for Eastern
European Studies, Munich, the Public Policy Research Center, Almaty, and
the Center for Economic Research in Tashkent.

Candidates for these posts must have a successfully completed Master's
degree or diploma in economics, political science, business
administration, sociology, or a related relevant discipline. They need to
have extensive knowledge of key issues in the economics and politics
of development and transition, the New Institutional Economics,
Comparative Political Economy, or governance-related research. Experience
in policy-oriented research is desirable.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to build networks are
essential. Besides a good competence in written and spoken English,
applicants must possess very good language skills in Kazakh or Uzbek or
alternatively in Russian.

The positions provide a 3-year scholarship covering conference and related
travel, field trips, together with an annual stipend of 13,200 Euro.
Additional coursework will be undertaken depending on the interests,
skills and needs of the candidates. The research will take place in
an excellent working environment and a very positive ethos and social

Applicants are supposed to submit a cover letter, CV, and other relevant
material by regular mail or by e-mail until 15 September 2007 to

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ahrens
Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen
Weender Landstrasse 3-7
D - 37073 Goettingen
Phone: +49 (0) 551 547 00 0
E-mail: ahrens@pfh-goettingen.de
Closing date: 15 September 2007

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