Student Assistant (m/f/d) for the Research Project “COVID-19 and Executive Personalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the MENA Region”


  • 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.

    Tasks:

    • Data collection and coding of international and national news articles

    • Literature search and management using Zotero

    General requirements:

    • 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

    Desired requirements:

    • 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 (martin.acheampong@giga-hamburg.de) no later than 1 July 2022. Job interviews are scheduled to take place in the two weeks thereafter.

    Further information on the GIGA: www.giga-hamburg.de. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Martin Acheampong (e-mail: martin.acheampong@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.

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