Student assistant (f/m/x) for 8-10 hours per week (negotiable) (Structural Change and Productivity)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is seeking to hire a student assistant (f/m/x) for 8-10 hours per week (negotiable) to support Professor Dr Simon Wiederhold (IWH and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity.
Are you interested in how digital technologies and AI affect the future of work? Have you considered how different skill profiles are rewarded on the labour market? We are seeking a part-time research assistant for a project focused on work-force skill development. Students are offered an opportunity to gain insights into applied economic research in an inter-national team of scholars based in Halle (Saale).
The contract has a term of one year, possibly with further extension.
Students should be enrolled in a Master's programme in economics, data science, or business, or should be close to attaining a Bachelor’s degree (with plans to pursue a Master afterwards).

Deadline: May 31, 2024


  • data preparation and illustration using statistical software
  • assistance with project-related and exploratory research

Qualifications and requirements

  • programming skills (and ideally experience) in Stata and/or R and/or Python
  • fluency (spoken and written) in German
  • working knowledge of MS Excel
  • diligence, self-reliance, and reliability in data work

We offer

  • an excellent learning environment with insights into applied economic research, especially for students thinking about pursuing an academic career
  • work in a team of internationally renowned scholars in economics, with exciting data and research agenda
  • flexible working times and partial mobile working possibility

Required documents

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • motivation letter (max. one page)
  • curriculum vitae (short version)
  • copy of Abitur certificate or equivalent high school certificate
  • copy of Bachelor’s degree and grades (if available)
  • copy of the university’s credit points and grades in the current programme
  • copy of the matriculation/enrollment certificate

Application procedure

Please address your application by May 31, 2024 to

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