Student Assistant (m/w/d; RG Premodern Sciences) (EN)

December 01, 2019


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) seeks to employ a Student Assistant for Research Group Krause (Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650) at the earliest possible starting date.


The Student Assistant will support project members with the organization of scientific events, will help with editorial work on scientific texts (especially in German and English), and assist in maintaining and updating the group’s website, databases, and digital repositories.


Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They must have command of German and English at an excellent level (C1 or above). The ability to read Chinese, Greek, and/or Latin is considered a strong advantage. Applicants should bring good working knowledge of modern information technology and have the ability to work both independently and in a team.

What We Offer

The Employment Contract will initially be limited until September 30, 2020 with the possibility of extension. Weekly work hours may vary between 10 to 15 hours (negotiable); 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. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply especially. Information about the Institute can be found on this website.

Your Application

Please apply here:, and attach a letter of intent, a CV, and a scan of your current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung by December 1, 2019. Only electronic applications will be accepted.


For further information, please contact Chaonan Zhang at


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