The IEA can provide rewarding career opportunities to those interested in developing their educational research skills, and in supporting our portfolio of national and international studies and services. Our international team of respected and highly experienced professionals represents a diversity of cultural and educational backgrounds.

Current vacancies

Project Member (f/m, German-speaking). Full time (40 hrs/week).

The IEA seeks a highly motivated German-speaking Project Member to join the Field Unit at our Office in Hamburg, Germany. The IEA Field Unit undertakes several national education study programs for Germany, including PISA, NEPS, and TIMSS.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application, including their resume and a letter of interest indicating their earliest possible start date, to bewerbung [at] using the following reference: "Projektmitarbeiter Testleiterkoordination (0336)".

Research Analyst (f/m). Full time (40 hrs/week).

The IEA is looking for a Research Analyst to join the Research and Analysis Unit (RandA) at our Office in Hamburg, Germany.

Interested candidates should send their application including a letter of interest, resume, two examples of written work (published articles or book chapters), and salary expectations to bewerbung [at], indicating "Research Analyst (0333)" in the subject line.

Coordinator (m/f). Full time (40 hrs/week).

The IEA is looking for a Coordinator for the QUAM and DIAS sections within our International Studies Unit team at our Office in Hamburg, Germany.

Interested candidates should send their application by mail to bewerbung [at], indicating "Coordinator QUAM-DIAS (0326)" in the subject line.

We also welcome speculative applications. Please feel free to send us an email with a cover letter and a copy of your CV to secretariat [at]


Our academic visitor program

The IEA welcomes academic visitors who wish to benefit from IEA Hamburg's vibrant research culture, and gain experience with IEA's international research activities. The program exists to build links and encourage collaboration with other research organizations around the world, enabling academics and practitioners the opportunity to work together on joint research projects, and exchange ideas and expertise with our own resident research staff. This is an opportunity to work closely with IEA researchers in our Hamburg office, who will endeavor to provide support and help develop your own research goals.

To learn more about the program, simply click here.


Hamburger Familiensiegel

Our Hamburg office has been awarded the “Hamburger Familiensiegel,” an award that recognizes us as a family-friendly employer.

Hamburger Familiensiegel Award