Student Assistants (f/m/x) Institutions and Political Inequality Unit

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

For its Institutions and Political Inequality Unit (IPI), the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) is looking for up to

three Student Assistants (f/m/x)

on a temporary basis, initially from 1 September, 2024 for one year and up to 19 hours per week.

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is a publicly financed research institution that conducts leading edge theory-based and problem-oriented social science research (http://www.wzb.eu/en). WZB researchers come from across the globe and work across social science disciplines including sociology, political science, economics, law, and psychology. As a member of the Leibniz Association, WZB’s research is directed at the science community, policy makers, the media, and the general public.

The unit’s research uses experimental and observational approaches to study the political economy of inequality, intergroup conflict and post-conflict reconciliation, and informal institutions. The successful applicant will work in a dynamic, international research environment. The position would be an ideal substantive fit for students interested in development, political and economic inequality, and in processing and analyzing large-scale online data.

Your tasks include

  • Data management, analysis, and visualization
  • Data Collection
  • Collaboration and discussion of research ideas
  • Literature search

Your requirements include

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor (advanced) or Master program with a focus on political science, economics, data science, statistics, or a related discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (the working language of the research unit is English)
  • Good knowledge of German, Arabic and/or Chinese is a big plus
  • Training in and experience with statistical methods, advanced regression models and excellent R, Python and/or Stata skills as well as webscraping
  • Optional: Interest and experience in formal modeling (game theory, ABM)
  • Competent handling of MS Office applications

Our offer

  • Remuneration in accordance with TV Stud. III of the state of Berlin (currently EUR 13.25 per hour)
  • A well-equipped workplace in the center of Berlin
  • International, cooperative, and diversified working environment
  • In-depth integration into the scientific community in the form of colloquiums and conferences
  • Thorough instruction and guidance
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile working (at least 20% of the weekly working hours agreed in the contract)
  • We promote a good work-life balance
  • Cafeteria with modern recreation rooms

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 application-ipi[@]wzb.eu.

Job interviews will likely take place in the week starting on June 17, 2024.

For more information about the IPI research group, follow this LINK.

For more information about WZB, see https://www.wzb.eu/en.

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents (all in English) in a single PDF-file:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Supporting certificates

Have we sparked your interest? In that case, we are looking forward to receiving your application until May 26, 2024. Please start your application via the system.