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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 (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. 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/d)

English

Working field:

For the EU pro­ject "Map­ping inequal­it­ies through the life course (MapIneq)", loc­ated in the research depart­ment "Skill Form­a­tion and Labor Mar­kets" (Head: Prof. Dr. Heike Solga) and the research group "Health and Social Inequal­ity" (Head: Prof. Dr. Jan Paul Heisig), the WZB is look­ing for a

stu­dent assist­ant (f/m/d)

as of Janu­ary 1, 2023, for an ini­tial period of one year (exten­sion pos­sible) with a work­ing time of 10 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. A mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation, WZB’s research is dir­ec­ted at the sci­ence com­munity, policy makers, the media and the gen­eral pub­lic.

Tasks
  • Sup­port in the pre­par­a­tion and ana­lysis of com­plex quant­it­at­ive data (e.g. panel and event data) using Stata or R
  • Research and eval­u­ation of (Eng­lish) research lit­er­at­ure
  • Sup­port in the pre­par­a­tion of present­a­tions and pub­lic­a­tions (e.g. pre­par­a­tion of graphs and tables, proofread­ing of texts, pre­par­a­tion and format­ting of bib­li­o­graph­ies)
  • Organ­iz­a­tional sup­port for courses and sci­entific con­fer­ences/work­shops

Requirements:

  • Enroll­ment in a bach­elor's or mas­ter's degree pro­gram, prefer­ably in soci­ology or another social sci­ence pro­gram
  • Interest in the top­ics of social inequal­ity and the life course
  • Very good know­ledge of quant­it­at­ive meth­ods of social research
  • Exper­i­ence with Stata and/or R as well as MS Office
  • Very good know­ledge of Eng­lish
  • Abil­ity to work both inde­pend­ently and as part of a team

What we offer:

  • Remu­ner­a­tion in accord­ance with TV Stud III of the state of Ber­lin (cur­rently 12,96 € per hour)
  • A well-equipped work­place in the cen­ter of Ber­lin
  • An inter­na­tional work­ing envir­on­ment
  • Integ­ra­tion into the sci­entific com­munity
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours
  • Sup­port for work-life bal­ance, cer­ti­fied by the Audit beru­fund­fam­ilie and the Human Resources Strategy for Research­ers of the European Com­mis­sion

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.

Please apply with your com­plete doc­u­ments (cover let­ter, CV/without photo, ref­er­ences and grade cer­ti­fic­ates, includ­ing high school dip­loma or equi­val­ent) in one pdf file by Octo­ber 16, 2022 via the WZB applic­a­tion portal. Inter­views are expec­ted to take place at the WZB on Novem­ber 1, 2022.

Ques­tions about the pos­i­tion will be answered by Jan Paul Heisig (jan.heisig[at]wzb.eu).