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Student Assistant for Research Project “Justifying Repression in Authoritarian Regimes of the Arab World"

    The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien seeks to hire a

    Student Assistant (m/f/d)

    to support the research project “Justifying Repression in Authoritarian Regimes of the Ar-ab World: Official Framing and Target Audiences” funded by DFG for up to 10 hours per week, starting as soon as possible for 12 months with the possibility to extend the contract. Working from home will be possible, although the student assistant will be required to be physically present in Hamburg occasionally. The remuneration is gross €10,77 per hour.


    • Assisting the principal investigator in project-related activities

    • Literature research and management

    • Maintenance of a database on repression cases in Morocco and Tunisia

    • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis using MaxQDA

    General requirements:

    • Proficiency in English and either French or Arabic

    • Student with at least two semesters of BA studies in political science, sociology, or area studies (MA students are particularly welcome to apply)

    • Knowledge of comparative politics and/or Middle East and North African politics

    • Excellent analytical skills

    Desired requirements:

    • Experience in literature software (Zotero)

    • Familiarity with MaxQDA or other qualitative and/or quantitative text analysis software

    • Knowledge of both French and Arabic will be an asset

    Please send your application as one PDF file, including a brief motivation letter, a CV, and a transcript of records, via e-mail to Dr. Maria Josua (maria.josua@giga-hamburg.de) no later than 6 September 2021. Job interviews are scheduled to take place in mid-September.

    Further information on the GIGA: www.giga-hamburg.de In case you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the principal investigator Dr. Maria Josua (e-mail: maria.josua@giga-hamburg.de).

    The German Institute for Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, linking this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, globalisation and development, and global orders and foreign policies.