Job Offers

3 Student Assistants

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking 3 Student Assistants for the Laboratory of Population Health. The candidates should have a background in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Political Science, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field. Experience with data analysis and related scripting languages (R, Python, Stata) is helpful. A good command of English is essential.

Position A: Research assistant

The tasks include: Literature search; Compilation of demographic data; Secondary data analysis; Organizational support

Position B: Python programer for COVID database (COVerAGE-DB)

The tasks include: Python based web-scraping of demographic data

Position C: Data collector for COVID database (COVerAGE-DB)

The tasks include: Manual compilation of demographic data; Data base quality checks

The successful candidates will start working as soon as possible. The first contract runs over 6 months with the possibility for a prolongation. The number of working hours is max. 9 hours per week. More information on the work of the institute is available at

The application should include a cover letter as well as a CV with details of your academic studies, grades, and your interests. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please address your application to Anja Ewald at stating application number 11006.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.