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 10 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 €12.00 per hour.


    • Data collection and coding of international and national news articles

    • Literature search and management using Zotero

    General requirements:

    • Very good proficiency in English and Arabic. Good knowledge of French is an asset

    • Experience in researching political and/or public health topics in the global south, espe-cially the Middle East and North Africa region

    • 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 Dr. Martin Acheampong ( no later than 21 April 2023. Job interviews are scheduled to take place in the two weeks thereafter.

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Martin Acheampong.


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