Angebot 359 von 513 vom 23.12.2021, 10:41


Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH - Sozi­al­wis­sen­schaf­ten

The WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter is a pub­licly fin­anced research insti­tu­tion that con­ducts lead­ing edge the­ory-based and prob­lem-ori­ented social sci­ence research ( WZB research­ers come from across the globe and work across social sci­ence dis­cip­lines includ­ing soci­ology, polit­ical sci­ence, eco­nom­ics, law, and psy­cho­logy. A mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation, WZB’s research is dir­ec­ted at the sci­ence com­munity, policy makers, the media and the gen­eral pub­lic.

Stu­dent Assist­ant (f/m/x)


Working field:

For its Insti­tu­tions and Polit­ical Inequal­ity Unit (IPI), the Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter (WZB) is look­ing for

a Stu­dent Assist­ant (f/m/x)

on a tem­por­ary basis, ini­tially from 01 March 2022 to 31 August 2022, for up to 15 hours per week.

The unit’s research focuses on the exper­i­mental and oth­er­wise quant­it­at­ive study of the polit­ical eco­nomy of inequal­ity and informal insti­tu­tions. The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will work in a dynamic research envir­on­ment with schol­ars from Ger­many, Ire­land, Romania, Rus­sia, and the United States.

The stu­dent assist­ant will primar­ily work for research pro­jects led by one researcher of the unit (Lisa Garbe, Ph.D.), includ­ing work on obser­va­tional meas­ure­ment of inter­net cen­sor­ship and shut­downs in African coun­tries, and on the polit­ical effects of gov­ern­ment cen­sor­ship. The stu­dent assist­ant may also work on research con­duc­ted by other mem­bers of the research depart­ment, such as large-scale sur­vey exper­i­ments about inequal­ity.

Your tasks and duties
The stu­dent assist­ant will sup­port the researcher(s) in the research pro­jects. Duties will include data man­age­ment and stat­ist­ical ana­lyses of cross-national data of cen­sor­ship and other kinds of data formats, such as sur­vey exper­i­mental data, lit­er­at­ure searches, the cre­ation of data graph­ics, assist­ance with the present­a­tion of quant­it­at­ive mater­ial, and other routine office tasks.


Your qual­i­fic­a­tions pro­file

  • Advanced Bach­elor or a Mas­ter stu­dent in social sci­ences, eco­nom­ics, data sci­ence, stat­ist­ics, or related sub­jects
  • Excel­lent know­ledge of the Eng­lish lan­guage (the work­ing lan­guage of the research unit is Eng­lish)
  • Train­ing in and exper­i­ence with stat­ist­ical meth­ods and excel­lent R skills
  • Exper­i­enced in work­ing with advanced regres­sion mod­els and their visu­al­iz­a­tion
  • Abil­ity to com­mu­nic­ate effect­ively with both tech­nical and non-tech­nical audi­ences
  • Com­pet­ent hand­ling of MS Office applic­a­tions
Desir­able: exper­i­ence with other pro­gram­ming lan­guages (e.g. Python) and web scrap­ing

What we offer:

  • Remu­ner­a­tion in accord­ance with TV Stud. III of the state of Ber­lin (cur­rently EUR 12.96 per hour)
  • A well-equipped work­place in the cen­ter of Ber­lin
  • Inter­na­tional, cooper­at­ive, and diver­si­fied work­ing envir­on­ment
  • In-depth integ­ra­tion into the sci­entific com­munity in the form of col­loqui­ums and con­fer­ences
  • Thor­ough instruc­tion and guid­ance
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours
  • We pro­mote a good work-life bal­ance, and our engage­ment has been cer­ti­fied by audit work­and­fam­ily and the European Com­mis­sion’s Human Resources Strategy for Research­ers (HRS4R)
  • Cafet­eria with mod­ern recre­ation rooms

How to apply:

Equally qual­i­fied applic­ants with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be given pref­er­ence. We value diversity and wel­come all applic­a­tions – irre­spect­ive of gender, nation­al­ity, eth­nic or social ori­gin, reli­gion, dis­ab­il­ity, age, or sexual ori­ent­a­tion. WZB expressly encour­ages women or per­sons with migra­tion back­grounds to apply.

If you have any ques­tions regard­ing the job open­ing, please con­tact lisa.garbe[at]

Job inter­views will likely take place in the week start­ing on 01 Feb­ru­ary 2022.

For more inform­a­tion about the IPI research group, fol­low this LINK.
For more inform­a­tion about WZB, see

Have we sparked your interest? In that case, we are look­ing for­ward to receiv­ing your online applic­a­tion by 20 Janu­ary 2022.