Student Assistant (Dept. I) (EN/DE)

September 23, 2018
Department/Research Group


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Dept. I, Jürgen Renn) is looking to employ
One Student Assistant for the Project
Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe


The position is open with immediate effect and the successful candidate will start as soon as possible. The position involves up to 80 working hours per month. The initial contract will be for short-term employment (until March 31, 2019) but can be extended.

Applicants must be at least in their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. We encourage applications from students with an interdisciplinary outlook who are willing to enter a team working at the frontier between history writing and computer sciences.

The candidate should possess the following skills:

1.    Coding experience in Python
2.    Experience in working with XML
3.    Experience with Docker

Nice to have: coding experience in Java and R.

Moreover, the candidate should have the ability to work both independently and in a team.

The position entails the following duties: coding, data manipulation, curation of databases. In addition, standard duties such as assistance in the organization of meetings and conferences, scanning, and library services will also be required.

The salary is paid in accordance with the standard rates for student employment within the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employing a growing number of people with disabilities, who are expressly encouraged to apply.

Applications—including a letter of application, CV, and the original copy of the current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung—are to be submitted via our online application portal:

Deadline for submission: September 23, 2018 (23:59 CET)

For further questions please contact Matteo Valleriani (Please note that only electronic submissions via our online portal will be accepted; applications sent to this email address will not be considered).



For further questions please contact Matteo Valleriani. Please note that only electronic submissions via our online portal will be accepted, and applications sent to this email address will not be considered.


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