Two Student Research Assistants (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: Two Student Research Assistants for 9 hours per week each

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:

Two Student Research Assistants for 9 hours per week each

We are looking for two highly motivated and reliable student research assistants, 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, management, and digitalization of data, assistance with project management, completion of literature reviews, and–depending on skills—participation in more analytical research activities. For one of the positions we are seeking someone fluent in German; advanced English language skills are required for both positions. 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, management, and digitalization of data, including archiving documents
  • Literature reviews
  • Assistance of project management

 

Necessary qualifications

  • Advanced English language skills
  • For one position: Fluency in German
  • 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
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Prior experience in working in social policy

 

We are looking for both research assitants to start in September 2022. Each position encompasses 9 working hours per week for four 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 positions, 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 suitable candidates are found.