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Leib­niz-Zen­trum All­ge­meine Sprach­wis­sen­schaft (ZAS)

The Leib­niz-Zen­trum Allge­meine Sprac­h­wis­senschaft (ZAS) is a non-uni­versity research insti­tute of the fed­eral state of Ber­lin. At the ZAS, the human fac­ulty of lan­guage and its expres­sion in indi­vidual lan­guages is explored, with the aim to bet­ter under­stand this cent­ral human abil­ity and its bio­lo­gical, cog­nit­ive and social factors.

Stu­dent assist­ant for FB4/pro­ject CrossConn

The Leib­niz-Centre Gen­eral Lin­guist­ics (ZAS) is look­ing for a stu­dent assist­ant to under­take tasks in the semantics/prag­mat­ics research group (FB IV), within the CrossConn group (40 hours per month; 12,50/h) start­ing on or after 01.09.2022.
A min­imum dur­a­tion of half a year is desired, with the pos­sib­il­ity of exten­sion up to one year.

Working field:

  • Help con­struct and dis­trib­ute ques­tion­naires per­tain­ing to lin­guistic phe­nom­ena.
  • Help con­struct and con­duct exper­i­mental stud­ies, most likely exclus­ively online.
  • Data entry.
  • Help organ­ize pro­ject events.


Your pro­file
  • Essen­tial fields of study: semantics, prag­mat­ics.
  • Flu­ent speaker of Ger­man and good work­ing know­ledge of Eng­lish.
  • Some pro­gram­ming exper­i­ence (e.g. R, Ibex­Farm) is wel­comed.
  • Exper­i­ence design­ing exper­i­ments is wel­comed.

Formal require­ments
  • enrolled as a stu­dent at a Ger­man uni­versity or at a for­eign uni­versity with H+ status (search­able in the data­base ana­
  • Mas­ter's degree not com­pleted

What we offer:

The ZAS is cer­ti­fied for ensur­ing fam­ily-friendly work­ing con­di­tions by the audit "beru­fund­fam­ilie" (work­and­fam­ily). The ZAS strives to strengthen gender bal­ance and diversity of staff in all work­ing areas and at all sci­entific levels. Mem­bers of groups tra­di­tion­ally under­rep­res­en­ted in Ger­man aca­demic pos­i­tions as well as in sci­ence sup-port pos­i­tions are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply.

How to apply:

If you are inter­ested, please send an e-mail with your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments as a PDF to the pro­ject PI, Dr. Nic­olae Andreea ( Your doc­u­ments should con­sist of a cover let­ter (max one page, writ­ten in Eng­lish), a CV, cer­ti­fic­ates and proof of aca­demic degrees/grades; BA stu­dents are reques­ted to send cop­ies of their high school dip­loma.