Student Assistant

Job description

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), department Skill formation and labor markets, invites applications for the position of a

Student Assistant

in the HORIZON 2020 project “Technological inequality – Understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities (TECHNEQUALITY)”. The aim of the TECHNEQUALITY project consortium is to push beyond the current research frontiers by focusing on the broader societal impact of technological developments. Within the consortium, the WZB addresses the role of education in times of technological change. Particularly, we aim to analyze whether and how further training and education may buffer the negative consequences of technological change. The position is available from February 1, 2019, for a period of at least 12 months, and a weekly working load of up to 10 hours.


  • Support in the acquisition and analysis of quantitative data
  • Support in preparing scientific papers and presentations
  • Literature reviews of academic and non-academic literature
  • Organization of project meetings

Requirements: Currently enrolled in a social scientific or comparable university course (Bachelor or Master); good knowledge of quantitative methods and statistical software packages (preferably Stata); good knowledge of MS-Office software; very good command of English; organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team

Desirable: Experience with the analysis of quantitative longitudinal and multilevel data; knowledge in labor market or education research; experience with LaTeX

Remuneration: TV Stud II

Equally well qualified disabled persons will be given preference. The WZB expressly invites women and people with immigrant backgrounds to apply.

Please, submit your written application in English (in electronic form only, as one single PDF), including relevant documents (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates) by December 31, 2018, to

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH

Dr. Martin Ehlert

E-Mail: sek-aam [at]

Job interviews may take place in the second week of January.

Application deadline

Dr. Martin Ehlert
E-Mail: sek-aam [at]

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