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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 research group “Glob­al­iz­a­tion, Work and Pro­duc­tion”, the Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter (WZB) is look­ing for a

Stu­dent Assist­ant (f/m/x)

on a tem­por­ary basis, from Novem­ber 2021 to Octo­ber 2022 with a weekly work­ing load of 15 hours. The pos­i­tion will be filled sub­ject to fund­ing approval.

The stu­dent assist­ant will work for the Fair­work Sec­ret­ariat at the WZB. The Fair­work Sec­ret­ariat is a joint pro­ject of the Oxford Inter­net Insti­tute and the WZB, led by Pro­fessor Mark Gra­ham (Uni­versity of Oxford) and Pro­fessor Mar­tin Krzy­wdz­in­ski (WZB). Fair­work is an action-research pro­ject that stud­ies the gig eco­nomy in order to develop fair­ness rat­ings for digital plat­forms, that are used as a lever to improve work­ing con­di­tions. It cur­rently oper­ates in more than 20 coun­tries.

The stu­dent assist­ant will work with the team at the Fair­work Sec­ret­ariat to sup­port external com­mu­nic­a­tions, events, out­reach activ­it­ies and organ­iz­a­tional tasks of the pro­ject. The stu­dent will par­tic­u­larly assist with the devel­op­ment and man­age­ment of digital con­tent for our web­site, news­let­ter and social media chan­nels, as well as sup­port with the plan­ning of reg­u­lar events and report launches.

Your tasks and duties

Devel­op­ing and pub­lish­ing cre­at­ive con­tent for the Fair­work social media chan­nels, includ­ing run­ning paid pro­mo­tions
Assist­ing with plan­ning and com­pil­ing con­tent for Fair­work news­let­ters
Sup­port the web­site man­age­ment, includ­ing blog post­ing, con­tent edit­ing, keep­ing track of trans­la­tions
Assist with web­site and social media mon­it­or­ing
Sup­port with plan­ning and coordin­at­ing events and webinars
Sup­port with organ­isa­tional and admin­is­trat­ive tasks


Bach­elor or Mas­ter stu­dent in Social Sci­ences, Mar­ket­ing or Art/Design study pro­grams
Know­ledge of issues impact­ing on pre­cari­ous and insec­ure work­ers, and a demon­strable com­mit­ment to work­ing towards the empower­ment of work­ers, and to equal­ity and inclu­sion
Excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills, includ­ing the abil­ity to present con­cepts verbally in pre­cise and con­cise lan­guage
Excep­tional writ­ing abil­ity in Eng­lish and Ger­man
Exper­i­ence in devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing web­site con­tent on Word­press
Exper­i­ence with man­aging social media chan­nels: Twit­ter, Ins­tagram, Face­book, LinkedIn
Exper­i­ence design­ing cre­at­ive social media graph­ics on Canva or sim­ilar soft­ware
Exper­i­ence using the MailChimp and/or Adobe Cre­at­ive Suite (Pho­toshop, Illus­trator, Premiere Pro) or sim­ilar soft­ware are extremely use­ful but not neces­sary
Strong know­ledge of MS Office applic­a­tions
Lan­guage com­pet­en­cies in lan­guages spoken in Fair­work part­ner coun­tries is a plus (French, Por­tuguese, Span­ish, Hindi, Kan­nada, Ukrain­ian, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Indone­sian, Taga­log, Ser­bian)
Strong time man­age­ment and organ­iz­a­tional skills
Prefer­ably, exper­i­ence with event plan­ning
Enthu­si­asm to work in a diverse and inter­na­tional team

What we of­fer:

Remu­ner­a­tion in accord­ance with TVöD Bund EG 4
A well-equipped work­place in the cen­ter of Ber­lin
Inter­na­tional, cooper­at­ive, and diver­si­fied work­ing envir­on­ment
Integ­ra­tion into the sci­entific com­munity
Flex­ible work­ing hours and a good work-life bal­ance; and our engage­ment has been cer­ti­fied by the 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 Dr. Patrick Feuer­stein,

For more inform­a­tion about the research group Glob­al­iz­a­tion, Work and Pro­duc­tion, fol­low this

Candidates are kindly reques­ted to upload their applic­a­tions in Eng­lish (con­sist­ing of a let­ter of motiv­a­tion, CV, tran­script of records, cop­ies of rel­ev­ant cer­ti­fic­ates, and cer­ti­fic­ate of enrol­ment) under this link:
no later than 19th Septem­ber 2021.