Job Opening

Student Assistant

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking a Student Assistant for the Research Group Labor Demography. The candidates should have a background in Demography, Economics, Sociology, or a related field. A good command of English is essential.

The tasks include

  • Literature search and compilation of summaries/overviews of scientific literature;
  • Data handling and data management, incl. converting data into charts and graphics;
  • Statistical analysis;
  • Preparatory work for scientific presentations and articles

The successful candidate can ideally start on May 1, 2023. The initial contract runs for 6 months with the possibility of an extension. The number of working hours is max. 10 hours per week. The place of work is Rostock. Prerequisite is the enrollment at a German university. 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 11750.

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.