Two Student Assistants (Dept. III)

January 06, 2020
Department/Research Group


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

is looking to employ

Two Student Assistants up to 19 hours per week.

Starting date: 01 March 2020, limited until 30 September 2020, 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 in at least their third 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.


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 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 promoting underrepresented groups as well as people with disabilities and encourages them to apply.

Information about the MPIWG can be found at:

Please apply here:

by attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung - by 06 January 2020 (23:59 CET).

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted.


For further information please contact Dr. Danyang Zhang: