Job Offer

Scientific/Student Assistant

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking a

Scientific/Student Assistant

for the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. The candidate should have a background in demography, economics, sociology, or a related field. Experience with software package LaTeX is desired. A good command of English is essential.

Tasks include:

  • Preparatory work for scientific presentations and articles;
  • Work on layout of scientific papers using software package LaTeX (typesetting, presentation of graphics, tables, and bibliography);
  • Processing of scientific literature lists in accordance with specific guidelines;
  • Data handling and data management incl. converting data into charts and graphics.

The successful candidate is supposed to start on December 1, 2021. The initial contract runs over 6 months with the possibility for an extension. The number of working hours is max. 8 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. The deadline for applications is the 11th of October 2021.

Please address your application to Antje Gosselck at

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.