Student Assistant (Dept. III)

October 03, 2022
Department/Research Group

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, Department III

is looking to employ

One Student Assistant for up to 19 hours per week.

Starting date: as soon as possible, limited until 30 September 2023, with the possibility of extension.

Native Chinese speakers with a good command of German and/or English and native German speakers with a good command of Chinese and/or English are encouraged to apply. Ability to read classical Chinese 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.

Duties: supporting project members with the organization of scientific events, editorial work on scientific texts (especially in Chinese, 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, 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 disability, 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 enrollment (Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung) by October 3, 2022 (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