Student Assistant (China in the Global System of Science)

Dezember 13, 2021


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science”, led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers,
is looking to employ

1 Student Assistant up to 12 hours per week.

Starting date: February 15, 2022 or later, limited until September 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants must be fluent in Chinese, English and German and should be at least in their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

Duties include, for example:

  • research assistance
  • supporting project members with the organization of scientific events
  • editorial work on scientific texts
  • maintenance/updating of the department website
  • helping to maintain databases and digital repositories

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

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.

Information about the MPIWG can be found at:

Please apply via the online application portal:

by attaching

  • a letter of application
  • CV
  • and a scan of your current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung

by December 13, 2021 (23:45 CET).

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.


For further information please contact Dieu Linh Bui Dao,


Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Deutschland