Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Das MPIWG ist eines von mehr als 80 Instituten der Max Planck Gesellschaft e.V. und eines der führenden Forschungszentren für die Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
Student Assistant (Research IT)
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is looking to employ a Student Assistant (up to 60 hours per month) in Research IT, to work on digital solutions for research in the history of science, limited until March 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension.
You will work on the realization of digital projects, taking part in all aspects of digital research. Your specific tasks will depend on your prior experience and interests, and your ability to acquire relevant knowledge in a self-directed manner.
You will be involved in data analysis and preparation, development of web applications and digital prototypes, and employing digital methods such as image analysis, GIS and data visualization, network analysis and linked data. In addition you will assist in project planning, event organization and communication (training, talks, workshops, etc.).
Enrolled at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg (min. third semester)
Good communication skills (German and English)
Interested in Digital Humanities
Prototyping skills (paper-based or using Adobe Experience Design, UXPin, or similar)
Familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and bash scripting
Familiarity with databases (SQL and Graph databases)
Familiarity with Linked Data
Experience in one or more topics of Digital Humanities
What we offer:
The salary is paid according to the rates for student employment in the frame of the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists.
How to apply:
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Society supports employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity.