Job Ad: Student Research Assistant (f/m/d)

ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility and humanitarian emergencies. While based in Berlin’s central Mitte district, the global relevance of our work leads us to engage in research projects around the world. We are a young institute that is growing steadily. We are an international, multicultural team and our working language is English.

The Welfare Research Program at ISDC is seeking a

Student Research Assistant/ Werkstudent*in

(part-time – 10 hours per week)

to support various research projects at the nexus of food security and conflict. Under direction from the Director of the Research Programme on Welfare, the RA will provide support to research, analysis and operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning, processing and analysing large-scale quantitative survey data
  • Drafting reports and papers
  • Literature search

Required experience and skills:

  • An excellent first degree in economics, quantitative social sciences, data sciences, mathematics or a related discipline
  • Current enrolment in a related studies programme in the Berlin region
  • Very good proficiency in R
  • Excellent command of English

We work on very serious issues like war and poverty and we love science. At the same time we are an international, cheerful and motivated team, we work very collaboratively and enjoy our work. Further information on ISDC can be obtained from

The advertised position is ideal for Master’s students in the relevant disciplines registered at a university in the Berlin region. The place of work will be at ISDC’s office in Berlin-Mitte; some home-based work is possible. The position will be initially limited to a period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension. Remuneration will be in line with that for “Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte” in Berlin.
Please send your application including a cover letter, detailed CV and existing letters of reference as a single PDF-file by email to The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022; however, the position may be filled as soon as suitable applications are received.

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