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There is a fantastic working atmosphere in my department and all colleagues are approachable. Here, I have the opportunity to organize my working and research time to a large extent myself.

Felix Bensmann, KTS

I have competent and nice colleagues here. We are well equipped with resources, networks, infrastructure and much more. I also find it satisfying to support other researchers in their work through our services.

Dr. Clemens Lechner, SDM

GESIS offers excellent working conditions for practically oriented social researchers and promotes international exchange. The institute thus occupies a prominent position in the European science infrastructure. 

Dr. Joss Roßmann, DRS

I started as a postdoc at GESIS, later completed my habilitation, and since 2011 I have been head of the SDM department and at the same time a professor at the University of Mannheim. At GESIS, I appreciate the very good working conditions, the productive atmosphere and the career opportunities.

Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt, SDM

GESIS, as one of the world's leading social science infrastructural institutions, offers researchers, among other things

  • support in the publication of research results
  • paid participation in national and international scientific conferences
  • paid research stays at other renowned institutions
  • professional and communicative training
  • excellently equipped workplaces
  • easy access to research data
  • integration into national and international research networks
  • close cooperation with the universities of Mannheim, Cologne, Koblenz-Landau, Aachen and Düsseldorf
  • career support (set out in our career paper)
  • regular development meetings to optimally plan further career steps

The Institute's goal is to provide its scientific staff with the best possible support in their various career phases and to offer appropriate working environments in each case. At GESIS, scientists work in the different phases of a scientific career: as student assistants, doctoral students, postdocs, senior researchers, team leaders and department heads.