student assistant (f/m/x) for 40 hours a month

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association seeks to hire a student assistant (f/m/x) for 40 hours a month to support the department of Financial Markets as of December 1, 2022. The position is a fixed-term contract until July 1st, 2023. We seek to extend the contract conditional on performance. The ideal candidate studies Computer Science with a keen interest in Business Informatics, Economics, or Business with a strong interest in computer science, respectively. We offer profound insights into applied research in an economic research institute and an international, research-driven environment.

Application deadline: October 23, 2022


The main task of the candidate is to maintain and develop the automated collection of internet-based data using Python.

Qualification and requirements

  • coding and „web scraping“ experience using in particular Python
  • experience in using statistical/econometric software to manage and process data
  • very high diligence in dealing with large data sets
  • solid handling of MS suites, especially MS-Excel

Required documents

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • cover letter (max. one page)
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of high school diploma
  • copy of bachelor degree (if available)
  • copy of course transcript of your university
  • copy of student status from your university
  • copy of internship and employment appraisals (if available)

and send your application by e-mail to Felix Noth (, whom you can also contact in case of questions, until October 23, 2022.

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