Student Research Assistant (m/f/d)

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is an internationally active research institute, funded by federal and state governments and member of the Leibniz Association.

Starting on 1st November 2022 our Department Data Services for the Social Sciences (DSS), located in Cologne, is looking for a

Student Research Assistant (m/f/d)

(hourly payment 12,00 € - 12,52 €, 9 hours per week, temporary)

As part of the BMBF funded research project Sozialkartographie, data sets, maps and archival material from the postwar period are brought together to explore the postwar reconstruction of selected cities and the effects of the transformation on their later socioeconomic profiles.

Your tasks will be:

  • Understanding of geographical datasets: searching for and organizing socioeconomic statistical data, mapping data with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • GIS tasks including but not limited to visualization of data, digitization, vectorization, georeferencing
  • Editing documents: proof reading and formatting texts
  • Supporting the organisation of meetings and events

Your profile:

  • Comfortable with analysing geographical data
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) skills
  • Flexible, independent and proactive worker
  • Excellent English and German language skills

Our Benefits:

  • Working in a team with senior researchers of the project and other students
  • Flexible working hours and possibility of mobile working within Germany
  • Very good conditions for reconciling work and family life
  • Holistic company health management and discounted participation in the university's sports programme

For more information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Carol Ludwig via E-Mail. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Franca Tosetti via E-Mail.


Please apply via our Online-application portal until 12.10.2022.

Our reference number is SHK-DSS-03.