Student Assistants in Jena

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History welcomes applications to work as Student Assistants in a variety of environments. In addition to the scientific departments, research groups, and laboratories, we also seek individuals to work in the service units, such as the IT Department, and the press department.

Interested persons are encouraged to review the following departments on our website and to upload their application packages to the respective online form (only one file with a maximum size of 5 MB). If no position is currently open, your application will be kept on file for consideration when the next opening arises.

Your qualifications:

The specific qualifications required will vary depending on the position available. However, the following will always be appreciated:

  • Interest in questions regarding the human past and their anthropological solutions.
  • A strong academic record.
  • A proven affinity for the area applied for.
  • Good or excellent English skills.
  • A candidate who is enthusiastic, hard-working, and well-organized.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to be involved in a dynamic and highly international research institute that provides unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Opportunities to learn new skills in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: administration, IT, laboratory techniques and skills, archaeological methodologies, linguistics, journalistic writing and social media management.
  • Cutting-edge facilities, instruments, and computational support for laboratory positions.
  • A friendly, international and dedicated working environment.

The Max Planck Society and our Institute wish to contribute to the inclusive participation of individuals with disabilities and we especially encourage them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to provide equal opportunities to men and women, and so we especially appreciate applications from persons for positions in which their gender is currently underrepresented.

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