Student Assistant (Research Group Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program)

October 23, 2022

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

The Max Planck Research Group Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program, headed by Dr. Alexander Blum, is looking to employ one Student Assistant (up to 10 hours per week) at the earliest possible date and until September 30, 2023, with the possibility of extension.


Range from general support of the Group’s work, to carrying out scientific research and compiling of literature for the Research Group Leader and other Group members, supporting project members with the organization of scientific events, the maintenance and updating of the department website and helping to maintain databases and digital repositories.


We expect applications from candidates with very good English and German skills. Native English speakers are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least in their second semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

More Information:

The weekly working time is up to 10 hours. The salary is based on the rates for student employees within the framework of the Max Planck Society's promotion of young scientists. It is currently 12.00 euros for bachelor students and 13.95 euros for students in a master program who have a bachelor's degree.

The Max Planck Society (MPG) is committed to promoting equality and diversity. As an institute of the MPG, we explicitly encourage qualified individuals of underrepresented ethnicity, gender identity, skin color, nationality, sexual orientation, or social background to apply. We are committed to employing more people with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply.

Information about the MPIWG can be found at:

Your Application:

Please apply exclusively via our application portal:

by attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current enrolment certificate - by October 23, 2022 at 11.59 pm.

Only electronic applications submitted via this job portal will be accepted.


For further information please contact Kseniia Mohelsky, Departmental Assistant of the Research Group “Final Theory Program”: Please note that this email contact is only intended for questions concerning the announcement text. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.


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