Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH - Sozialwissenschaften
Das WZB ist eine öffentlich geförderte Einrichtung für problemorientierte sozialwissenschaftliche Grundlagenforschung (http://www.wzb.eu
). Als außeruniversitäres Forschungsinstitut ist es Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und gehört zu den führenden Einrichtungen der Sozialforschung. Am WZB arbeiten ca. 500 deutsche und ausländische Wissenschaftler*innen verschiedener Disziplinen und Mitarbeiter*innen in den wissenschaftsunterstützenden Bereichen zusammen. Untersucht werden Entwicklungen, Probleme und Innovationschancen moderner Gesellschaften. Die Ergebnisse der WZB-Forschung richten sich an die wissenschaftliche Community, an Expert*innen und Entscheider*innen in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, an die Medien und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit.
The WZB research group "Health and Social Inequality" (Head: Prof. Dr. Jan Paul Heisig) is looking for a
student assistant (f/m/x)
with a working time of 10 hours per week. Employment can begin on September 1 or October 1, 2023 (depending on the selected candidate’s preference), and will initially be limited until September 30, 2024 (extension possible).
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is a publicly financed research institution that conducts leading-edge theory-based and problem-oriented social science research (http://www.wzb.eu/en
). WZB researchers come from across the globe and work across social science disciplines including sociology, political science, economics, law, and psychology. A member of the Leibniz Association, WZB’s research is directed at the science community, policy makers, the media and the general public.
- Support in the preparation and analysis of complex quantitative data (e.g. panel and event data) using Stata or R
- Research and evaluation of English-language research literature
- Support in the preparation of presentations and publications (e.g. preparation of graphs and tables, proofreading of texts, preparation and formatting of bibliographies)
- Organizational support for courses and scientific conferences or workshops
- Enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree program, preferably in sociology or another social science program
- Demonstrable interest in topics related to the research group’s agenda (e.g., health and social inequality, life course sociology)
- Solid background in quantitative methods of social research
- Experience with Stata and/or R as well as MS Office
- Very good knowledge of English
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Additional desirable qualifications
- Experience with longitudinal and multilevel data
- Familiarity with LaTeX
What we offer:
What we offer
- Remuneration in accordance with TV Stud III of the state of Berlin (currently EUR 12.96 per hour)
- A well-equipped workplace in the center of Berlin
- International, cooperative, and diversified working environment
- In-depth integration into the scientific community in the form of colloquiums and conferences
- Thorough instruction and guidance
- Flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile working (at least 20% of the weekly working hours agreed in the contract)
- We promote a good work-life balance, and our engagement has been certified by audit workandfamily and the European Commission’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
- Cafeteria with modern recreation rooms
How to apply:
Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. We value diversity and welcome all applications – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. WZB expressly encourages women or persons with migration backgrounds to apply.
Please apply with your complete documents (cover letter, CV/without photo, references and grade certificates, including high school diploma or equivalent) in one pdf file by June 25, 2023. Interviews are expected to take place at the WZB on July 10 or 11, 2023.
Questions about the position will be answered by Jan Paul Heisig (jan.heisig[at]wzb.eu).