Pre/post-doctoral researcher vacancy at WZB

In the EFFORT project, we have an opening for either a PhD position or a postdoctoral position. The researcher is expected to: carry out original research related to “Effort and Social Inequality”; analyze social differences in effort-related measures using secondary data; participate in data collection activities, including laboratory experiments; interact with stakeholders (such as schools, administrations, parents and children); collaborate in the communication of results; and help with the organization of project activities.

The researcher will be based at the WZB in Berlin and fully participate in academic life at the research area “Dynamics of Social Inequalities”. At the same time, the researcher will be working in close collaboration with the team based at Carlos III University of Madrid and occasionally spend time in Madrid for research and coordination purposes.

For more information, please see The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019!

Julián Marías Prize 2018 awarded to Jonas Radl

Jonas Radl has been awarded with the Julián Mariás Prize 2018 for researchers below the age of 40. The prize is granted by the Comunity of Madrid for excellent researchers in the humanities and social sciences. This year the award was  handed out in the sub-area of “Social and legal sciences” and the “junior” prize was shared between Jonas Radl and Enrique Gandía Pérez. The “senior” Julián Marías Prize recognizing the lifetime scientic trajectory was awarded to Emilio Lamo de Espinosa.

Launch of ERC project EFFORT, hosted by IC3JM and in collaboration with WZB and UNED

The new research project “Effort and Social Inequality – Advancing Measurement and Understanding Parental Origin Effects” (EFFORT) has officially started on 1 March 2018. The project is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) awarded to the project leader Jonas Radl. During five years, this interdisciplinary project will investigate how social differences in effort emerge and contribute to the reproduction of inequalities across the generations. The project is hosted by the Carlos III Juan March Institute (IC3JM) in Madrid. Moreover, there is a satellite research group based at WZB Social Science Center Berlin, and a collaboration with the Department of Basic Psychology II of UNED.