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 “COVID-19 and Executive Personalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the MENA Region” funded by the DFG, for up to 8 hours per week, starting as soon as possible for 6 months with the possibility of contract extension. The Student Assistant will be required to be physically present in Hamburg. Currently, the remuneration is gross €10.91 per hour.
Data collection and coding of international and national news articles
Literature search and management using Zotero
Very good proficiency in English, knowledge of additional languages is an asset
Experience in researching political and/or public health topics in the global south
Excellent analytical and comparative skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
Enrolment as a student of political science, sociology, area studies or related social science discipline at a German university (if BA; 3rd semester or higher), preferably in Hamburg or its vicinity
Experience with the collection of press data
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
MA students are particularly welcome to apply
Please send your application as a single PDF file, which includes a brief motivation letter, a CV, and a transcript of records, via e-mail to Martin Acheampong (email@example.com) no later than 1 July 2022. Job interviews are scheduled to take place in the two weeks thereafter.
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.