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Max-Planck-Insti­tut für Wis­sen­schafts­ge­schichte - Depart­ment 3

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 (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

The stu­dent assi­stant will sup­port Depart­ment 3’s publi­ca­tion office. Her/his tasks range from assis­ting with edi­to­rial work on sci­en­ti­fic texts (espe­ci­ally in Eng­lish, Ger­man, and/or Chi­nese), to sup­por­ting pro­ject mem­bers with the orga­ni­za­tion of sci­en­ti­fic events, the main­ten­ance and updating of the depart­ment web­site, and hel­ping to main­tain data­ba­ses, refe­rence manage­ment soft­ware as well as digi­tal repo­si­to­ries.


Native Eng­lish speakers with a good com­mand of Ger­man and native Ger­man speakers with a good com­mand of Eng­lish are encou­ra­ged to apply. Fami­lia­rity with the Chi­nese lan­guage is con­si­de­red an advan­tage. App­li­cants must be enrol­led at a uni­ver­sity in Ber­lin or Bran­den­burg, and those wit­hout a bache­lor’s degree should be in at least their third semes­ter of study. They should have a good working know­ledge of modern infor­ma­tion tech­no­logy and the abi­lity to work both inde­pendently and in a team.

What we of­fer:

The hourly rate is cal­cu­la­ted accord­ing to the Max Planck Society’s pro­gram to sup­port junior scho­l­ars, 12,00 € for bache­lor’s stu­dents, 13,95 € for stu­dents enrol­led in a mas­ter’s pro­gram who already hold a bache­lor’s degree.

How to ap­ply:

Please apply via the online app­li­ca­tion por­tal ( by atta­ching a let­ter of app­li­ca­tion, CV, and a scan of your cur­rent cer­ti­fi­cate of enroll­ment (Imma­tri­ku­la­ti­ons-/Semes­ter­be­schei­ni­gung) - before 16 August 2021. Only elec­tro­nic app­li­ca­ti­ons through the por­tal will be accep­ted. Fina­lists will be inter­viewed bet­ween 31 August and 2 Sep­tem­ber 2021, and the suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be noti­fied during the week of 6 Sep­tem­ber 2021. Please note that only the suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be noti­fied.

The Max Planck Society is an equal oppor­tu­nity employer that stri­ves to fos­ter an inclu­sive work­place for all. As an insti­tute, the MPIWG encou­ra­ges app­li­ca­ti­ons from indi­vi­du­als regard­less of gen­der, sexual ori­en­ta­tion, eth­ni­city, natio­na­lity, and/or disa­bi­li­ties, par­ti­cu­larly where under­re­p­re­sen­ted in our work­force. Visit these web­pages to learn more about MPIWG’s poli­cies toward gen­der equa­lity and hiring prac­tices for per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Gina Grzimek ( or Mela­nie Gli­enke ( For tech­ni­cal ques­ti­ons regar­ding the online app­li­ca­tion por­tal, please con­tact the depart­ment office (