Student Assistant (Dept. I)

March 15, 2021
Department/Research Group

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department I, is looking for a Student Assistant (60–83 h/week) who is fluent in English and German, in relation with the project Socio-epistemic Networks: Modelling Historical Knowledge Processes.


Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study for a first degree 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. Preference will be given to students who have some knowledge of at least one of the following disciplines: computer science, corpus linguistics, machine learning, complex system analysis, sociology. Proficiency with Python programming language is required.

The position, starting as soon as possible, is limited until March 31, 2022 with the possibility of extension.


Supporting in the creation of computational tools, databases and collections of source material for the analysis of cases studies in the project, assisting with editorial work on scientific texts (especially in English and German) and the organization of scientific events.

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 (12,00 €/h for students without BA and 13,95 €/h for students with BA.).

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 a copy of the current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung, should be sent by March 15, 2021 only to our online portal:


For further information please contact Malte Vogl: (


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