Three Student Assistants (f/m/x)

For its research group Globalization, Work, and Production, the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) is looking for
Three Student Assistants (f/m/x)

on a temporary basis, until 31 December 2022 for 10 to 19 hours per week.
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is a publicly financed research institution that conducts leading edge theory-based and problem-oriented social science research ( 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.

The positions are each located in one of the following three areas: (1) the European Commission-funded research project "INCODING - Democracy at Work through Transparent and Inclusive Algorithmic Management" (Principal Investigator: Dr. Florian Butollo), (2) the BMBF-funded joint project "Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society" (Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Martin Krzywdzinski and Dr. Florian Butollo) and (3) the research group "Globalization, Work, and Production" (Head of Research Group: Prof. Dr. Martin Krzywdzinski).
Job description

Your tasks and duties
  • Support of research work: literature reviews of academic and non-academic literature as well as project-specific research of internet data sources, press articles and other material (English/German)
  • Support in the preparation and analysis of statistical sources
  • Support in the preparation, implementation and analysis of case studies
  • Preparation of presentations and formatting of texts, proofreading of academic texts, transcription of interviews
  • Other support activities

Your qualifications profile
  • Social science studies with very good results (preferably already a Bachelor's degree)
  • Very good knowledge of English, including written English
  • Good knowledge of Office software (Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge in the field of labor and industrial sociology and especially in the topic area of digitalization of work is desirable
  • Basic methodological knowledge of qualitative social research and/or quantitative data analysis methods is an advantage
  • It is important for us that you are willing to familiarize yourself with the research contents and methodologies of the group

Our 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
  • 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
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.

If you have any questions regarding the job opening, please contact Sonata Cepik, telephone 030-700141-071.

For more information about the research group and the projects please visit and
For more information about WZB, see

Have we sparked your interest? In that case, we are looking forward to receiving your online application by 23 January 2022.
Application deadline
Employment Period
until 31 December 2022
Weekly worktime
10 - 19 h

Sonata Cepik


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