Student Assistant (Dept. I)

August 23, 2021
Department/Research Group


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Dept. I, Jürgen Renn) is looking to employ
A student/research assistant

starting October 1, 2021 or the earliest possible date. The position (up to 40 hours per month) is initially limited until March 31, 2022 (with the prospect of extension).

Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. We encourage applications from students with an interdisciplinary outlook, who have an interest in learning more about history of science, scientific publishing, and Digital Humanities. Students of a DH or a computer science degree program and humanities students interested in technology are also welcome. They should have the ability to work both independently and in a team. Reliability is a prerequisite. Programming experience would be very welcome but is not obligatory. Native English speakers with a good command of German are especially encouraged to apply.

The position entails the following duties: assisting with editorial work on scientific texts, literature research, maintenance of databases and digital repositories, image editing, layouting, text conversion.

The salary is paid according to the rates for student employment in the frame of the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists (12,00 € Bachelor students, 13,95 € Master students).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer; the Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Applications – including a letter of application, CV, and the current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung – should be submitted via our online application portal only:

Deadline for submissions: August 23, 2021 (23:59 h CET).

More information about the Institute can be found at:


For questions please contact Lindy Divarci ( or on administrative matters the office of Department I (


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