Student Assistant (Dept. III)

November 30, 2021
Department/Research Group


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, Department III is looking to employ One Student Assistant up to 19 hours per week.

From February 1, 2022 until September 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Native German speakers with a good command of English or English native speakers with a good command of German are encouraged to apply.

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.

Duties in the Department III office: Supporting project members with the organization of scientific events, assisting with editorial work on scientific texts (especially in German and English), maintenance/updating of the department website, and helping to maintain databases and digital repositories.

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. 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 certificate of enrolment (Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung)—by November 30, 2021 (23:45 CET).

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded through the portal will be accepted. Only successful candidates will be notified.



For further information please contact Dr. Danyang Zhang:


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