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.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin is looking to employ a student assistant
(up to 60 hours per month) for the Research IT, to work on digital solutions for research in the history of science, limited until September 30th, 2018, with the possibility of extension.
You will work on the realisation of web applications and digital prototypes involving image analysis, GIS and data visualisation, network analysis and linked data applications. In addition you will assist in project planning, event organisation and communication (trainings, talks, workshops, etc.).
Your specific tasks and responsibilities will depend on your prior experience and your ability to acquire relevant knowledge in a self-directed manner.
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 (digital editions, data visualisation, scholarly databases, language processing, machine learning, image processing, etc.)
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.
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.