Student Research Assistant (Schmitt)

At the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, the ERC Starting Grant project “The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcomes of Social Protection” (COLSOC) is seeking to fill the following position: Student Research Assistant for 9 hours per week

At the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, the ERC Starting Grant project “The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcomes of Social Protection” (COLSOC) is seeking to fill the following position:

Student Research Assistant for 9 hours per week

We are looking for a highly motivated and reliable student research assistant, with the ability to work in a team and independently, to support research activities on the colonial origins of modern-day social policy. Tasks will vary, but include the collection and management of data, completion of literature reviews, and–depending on skills—participation in more analytical research activities. Advanced French and English language skills are a must. Prior experience in historical and qualitative research methods is a strong advantage. The completion of a thesis within the scope of the project is possible but not required.

Main tasks

  • Support of research activities on the colonial origins of modern-day social policy
  • Collection and management of data, including archiving documents
  • Literature reviews

 

Necessary qualifications

  • Fluency / advanced French and English language skills
  • Interest in research on social policy and inequality from a global and historical perspective

 

Desirable qualifications (not necessary)

  • Prior experience working with historical methods and qualitative analysis

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible in 2022. The position encompasses 9 working hours per week for six months with the possibility of extension. It offers the opportunity to further develop knowledge and skills acquired during your studies, as well as a great working atmosphere in a team led by Prof. Dr. Carina Schmitt. Given the current health situation, flexibility regarding remote work is required.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Amanda Shriwise (amanda.shriwise@uni-bremen.de)

Please submit your application (CV, current transcript of records, and one-page letter of motivation) as a PDF document to the same email address. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.