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Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH - Sozi­al­wis­sen­schaf­ten

Das Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung (WZB) betreibt pro­blem­ori­en­tierte Grund­la­gen­for­schung. Unter­sucht wer­den Ent­wick­lun­gen, Pro­bleme und Inno­va­ti­ons­chan­cen moder­ner Gesell­schaf­ten. Die For­schung ist theo­rie­ge­lei­tet, pra­xis­be­zo­gen, oft lang­fris­tig ange­legt und meist inter­na­tio­nal ver­glei­chend.

Two Stu­dent Assi­stants (f/m/x)

Work­ing field:

The WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter’s rese­arch area Inter­na­tio­nal Poli­tics and Law, Rese­arch Group ‘Gover­nance for Glo­bal Health’ (Head: Prof. Dr. Anna Holz­schei­ter), seeks

two Stu­dent Assi­stants (f/m/x).

One stu­dent assi­stant is to be employed for a period of 9 mon­ths, star­ting 01 August 2019 and a wee­kly working load of 10 hours.

A second stu­dent assi­stant is to be employed for a period of 5 mon­ths, star­ting 01 Janu­ary 2020 and a wee­kly working load of 10 hours.

The posi­ti­ons are wit­hin the rese­arch pro­ject COL­LI­SI­ONS (‘Respon­ding to Norm Col­li­si­ons: Pro­ce­du­ral Norms and Inter­face Manage­ment in Frag­men­ted Areas of Trans­na­tio­nal Poli­tics’), jointly direc­ted by Prof. Dr. Anna Holz­schei­ter (WZB; Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese (Uni­ver­sity of Pots­dam). COL­LI­SI­ONS is part of the DFG Rese­arch Group ‘Over­lap­ping Sphe­res of Aut­ho­rity and Inter­face Con­flicts in the Glo­bal Order’ (www.osaic.eu) and, wit­hin the WZB, is con­nec­ted to the Rese­arch Group ‘Gover­nance for Glo­bal Health’.

The pro­ject COL­LI­SI­ONS com­pa­res the emer­gence of norm col­li­si­ons in six areas of inter­na­tio­nal coope­ra­tion: human traf­fi­cking, drug con­trol, organ trade, pro­tec­tion of refu­gees, gene­ti­cally modi­fied orga­nisms, and child labour. It inves­ti­ga­tes the con­di­ti­ons under which norm col­li­si­ons become mani­fest in inter­na­tio­nal poli­tics and how dif­fe­rent actors (state, non-state, inter­go­vernmen­tal) respond to such col­li­si­ons.

Respon­si­bi­li­ties:
  • Sup­port of sci­en­ti­fic work, inclu­ding lite­ra­ture rese­arch and edi­to­rial work, sup­port with con­fe­rence orga­ni­za­tion and pro­ject coor­di­na­tion; collec­tion and pro­ces­sing of data on the pro­ject’s six empi­ri­cal case stu­dies

Require­ments:

Necessary qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons:
  • Advan­ced Bache­lor’s or early Mas­ter’s stu­dent in Inter­na­tio­nal Rela­ti­ons, Poli­ti­cal Sci­ence, Inter­na­tio­nal Law, Socio­logy, or rela­ted disci­pli­nes
  • Very good aca­de­mic record
  • Very good skills in rese­arch and ana­ly­sis
  • Expe­ri­ence with data collec­tion, pro­ces­sing, and manage­ment (e.g., in Max­QDA, Excel, STATA, R, or SPSS)
  • Sound know­ledge of MS Office app­li­ca­ti­ons
  • Excel­lent com­mand of writ­ten and spo­ken Ger­man, excel­lent com­mand of writ­ten and spo­ken Eng­lish

Desi­red qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons:
  • Expe­ri­ence with qua­li­ta­tive methods of social sci­ence (quan­ti­ta­tive and qua­li­ta­tive text ana­ly­sis; dis­course ana­ly­sis; eth­no­gra­phic methods)
  • Expe­ri­ence with refe­rence manage­ment soft­ware (e.g., Citavi, End­Note)

What we of­fer:

In accordance with Ger­man civil ser­vice stan­dards (TV Stud III; cur­r­ently € 12.50/hour).

How to ap­ply:

Dis­ab­led can­di­da­tes with equal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons will be given pre­fe­rence.

The WZB expressly invi­tes women, as well as per­sons with migra­tion back­ground, to apply.

Can­di­da­tes are kindly requested to send their app­li­ca­ti­ons (let­ter of moti­va­tion, CV, tran­script of records, cer­ti­fi­cate of uni­ver­sity enrolment, and copies of rele­vant cer­ti­fi­ca­tes) per e-mail, in the form of one sin­gle PDF file, no later than 31st May 2019 to Sand­rine Fri­de­res sandrine.frideres@wzb.eu. Inter­views will be held in Ber­lin on the 17th of June 2019.

WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter
Reich­piet­schu­fer 50, 10785 Ber­lin