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Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH - Sozi­al­wis­sen­schaf­ten

Das WZB ist eine öffent­lich geför­derte Ein­rich­tung für pro­blem­ori­en­tierte sozi­al­wis­sen­schaft­li­che Grund­la­gen­for­schung ( Als außer­uni­ver­si­tä­res For­schungs­in­sti­tut ist es Mit­glied der Leib­niz-Gemein­schaft und gehört zu den füh­ren­den Ein­rich­tun­gen der Sozi­al­for­schung. Am WZB arbei­ten ca. 500 deut­sche und aus­län­di­sche Wis­sen­schaft­ler*innen ver­schie­de­ner Dis­zi­pli­nen und Mit­ar­bei­ter*innen in den wis­sen­schafts­un­ter­stüt­zen­den Berei­chen zusam­men. Unter­sucht wer­den Ent­wick­lun­gen, Pro­bleme und Inno­va­ti­ons­chan­cen moder­ner Gesell­schaf­ten. Die Ergeb­nisse der WZB-For­schung rich­ten sich an die wis­sen­schaft­li­che Com­mu­nity, an Expert*innen und Ent­schei­der*innen in Poli­tik, Wirt­schaft und Gesell­schaft, an die Medien und die inter­es­sierte Öffent­lich­keit.

Stu­dent Assist­ant (f/m/x)

Work­ing field:

The WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter, research area Inter­na­tional Polit­ics and Law, research group Global Human­it­arian Medi­cine (Head: Prof. Dr. Tine Han­rieder), seeks

one Stu­dent Assist­ant (f/m/x)

to be employed for a period of 12 months, start­ing on 1st Octo­ber 2021, with the pos­sib­il­ity of exten­sion and a weekly work­ing load of 12 hours (sub­ject to approval of funds).

Your tasks and duties

  • Act­ively sup­port­ing the research­ers with their sci­entific work with tasks such as lit­er­at­ure and online research; edit­ing sci­entific manuscripts, blog posts, and other pub­lic­a­tions; tran­scrip­tion of inter­views


Your pro­file

  • Bach­elor’s or Mas­ter’s stu­dent in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions, Polit­ical Sci­ence, Soci­ology, or a related dis­cip­line
  • Very good course achieve­ments
  • Very good com­mand of writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish and Ger­man lan­guages
  • Sound know­ledge of MS Office applic­a­tions

Desired qual­i­fic­a­tions

  • Interest in debates on inter­na­tional and global health policy
  • Know­ledge of quant­it­at­ive and qual­it­at­ive research meth­ods
  • Exper­i­ence with ref­er­ence man­age­ment pro­grammes (e.g., Zotero, Citavi, End­Note)

What we of­fer:

  • Remu­ner­a­tion in accord­ance with Ger­man civil ser­vice stand­ards (TV Stud III; cur­rently €12.68 per hour)
  • A mod­ern work place in the centre of Ber­lin
  • An inter­na­tional, col­legial, and diverse work envir­on­ment
  • Involve­ment in the sci­entific com­munity
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours
  • Sup­port for the work–life bal­ance cer­ti­fied by the audit Work and Fam­ily as well as the European Com­mis­sion’s Human Resources Strategy for Research­ers

How to ap­ply:

Equally qual­i­fied dis­abled applic­ants will be given pref­er­ence. We value diversity and wel­come all applic­a­tions regard­less of gender, nation­al­ity, eth­nic or social ori­gin, reli­gion, dis­ab­il­ity, age, or sexual ori­ent­a­tion. The WZB expli­citly encour­ages women and per­sons with a migra­tion back­ground to apply.

Can­did­ates are kindly reques­ted to send their applic­a­tions in Eng­lish (con­sist­ing of a let­ter of motiv­a­tion, CV, tran­script of records, cop­ies of rel­ev­ant cer­ti­fic­ates, and cer­ti­fic­ate of enrol­ment) per e-mail (sub­ject line: Applic­a­tion IPL SHK-03), in the form of one single PDF file, no later than 23rd June 2021 to:

Lina Hayek,

Wis­senschaft­szen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­alforschung gGmbH
Reich­pi­etschufer 50, 10785 Ber­lin