Student Assistant (Dept. III)

August 16, 2021
Department/Research Group


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) 
Department 3 is looking to employ
one student assistant (up to 83 hours per month),
from October 1, 2021, until September 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension.

The student assistant will support Department 3’s publication office. Her/his tasks range from assisting with editorial work on scientific texts (especially in English, German, and/or Chinese), to supporting project members with the organization of scientific events, the maintenance and updating of the department website, and helping to maintain databases, reference management software as well as digital repositories.

Native English speakers with a good command of German and native German speakers with a good command of English are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with the Chinese language is considered an advantage. Applicants must be enrolled at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg, and those without a bachelor’s degree should be in at least their third semester of study. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

The hourly rate is calculated according to the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scholars, 12,00 € for bachelor’s students, 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. Visit these webpages to learn more about MPIWG’s policies toward gender equality and hiring practices for persons with disabilities.

Please apply via the online application portal ( by attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current certificate of enrollment (Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung) - before 16 August 2021. Only electronic applications through the portal will be accepted. Finalists will be interviewed between 31 August and 2 September 2021, and the successful candidate will be notified during the week of 6 September 2021. Please note that only the successful candidate will be notified.


For further information, please contact Gina Grzimek ( or Melanie Glienke ( For technical questions regarding the online application portal, please contact the department office (


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