Student Assistants for Digital Humanities Projects (Dept. I)

August 01, 2019
Department/Research Group

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Dept. I, Jürgen Renn) is looking to employ

Two Student Assistants for Digital Humanities Projects

starting October 1, 2019. The position (up to 40 hours per month) is initially limited until March 31, 2020 (with the possibility of extension).

Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. We encourage applications from students with an interdisciplinary outlook, who have an interest in learning more about history of science, scientific publishing, and Digital Humanities. They should have the ability to work both independently and in a team. Programming experience would be very welcome but is not obligatory. Native English speakers with a good command of German are also encouraged to apply.

The position entails the following duties: assisting with editorial work on scientific texts, literature research, maintenance of databases and digital repositories, image editing, layouting, text conversion.

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 especially encourages them to apply.

Applications—including a letter of application, CV, and the original copy of the current Immatrikulations-Semesterbescheinigung—should be submitted via our online application portal only:

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2019 (23:59 h CET).

The interviews will take place between August 7–9, 2019.


For questions please contact Lindy Divarci and Matteo Valleriani ( or on administrative matters the office of Department I (


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