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Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH - Sozi­al­wis­sen­schaf­ten

Das Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung (WZB) betreibt pro­blem­ori­en­tierte Grund­la­gen­for­schung. Unter­sucht wer­den Ent­wick­lun­gen, Pro­bleme und Inno­va­ti­ons­chan­cen moder­ner Gesell­schaf­ten. Die For­schung ist theo­rie­ge­lei­tet, pra­xis­be­zo­gen, oft lang­fris­tig ange­legt und meist inter­na­tio­nal ver­glei­chend.

Stu­dent Assi­stant (f/m/x)

(Refe­rence SHK Labour Gover­nance)

Work­ing field:

The WZB Ber­lin Social Sci­ence Cen­ter (WZB) invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for the posi­tion of a

Stu­dent Assi­stant (f/m/x)
(Refe­rence SHK Labour Gover­nance)

for the DFG-FWF pro­ject ‘Labour gover­nance in glo­bal pro­duc­tion net­works: Asses­sing labour stan­dards in a new genera­tion of public pro­cu­re­ment legis­la­tion and trade agree­ments lin­ked to mar­ket access into the European Union' (LG-GPN). The posi­tion is avail­able from 1 Octo­ber 2019 for a period of at least 12 mon­ths, and a wee­kly working load of 10 hours.

The LG-GPN pro­ject is a three year pro­ject aimed at rese­ar­ching the impact of labour stan­dards on working con­di­ti­ons in the elec­tro­nics and garments indus­try glo­bal pro­duc­tion net­works (GPNs) in Viet­nam. The rese­arch will assess com­pa­ra­tively the effects of two forms of labour gover­nance on working con­di­ti­ons in Viet­nam. The first is focu­sed on labour stan­dards in the European Union-Viet­nam Free Trade Agree­ment. The second is focu­sed on labour con­di­ti­ons in purcha­sing con­tracts by government ent­i­ties in the European Union (as part of soci­ally respon­si­ble public pro­cu­re­ment) in GPNs that reach pro­duc­tion loca­ti­ons in Viet­nam.

The pro­ject seeks a stu­dent assi­stant to assist the pri­mary lead rese­ar­cher of the LG-GPN pro­ject with various tasks and respon­si­bi­li­ties.

Spe­ci­fic duties include:
  • Lite­ra­ture reviews of aca­de­mic and non-aca­de­mic lite­ra­ture on the pro­ject’s topics
  • Sup­port of qua­li­ta­tive and basic quan­ti­ta­tive rese­arch and ana­ly­sis
  • Assis­ting the pri­mary lead rese­ar­cher in wri­ting papers and briefs sum­ma­ri­sing and ana­ly­sing secon­dary rese­arch
  • Assis­ting in admi­nis­tra­tive duties rela­ted to orga­ni­sing events (work­shops and con­fe­ren­ces); con­tac­ting inter­view respondents for the rese­arch pro­ject fiel­dwork in Ger­many, other EU coun­tries and Viet­nam
  • Sup­port for edi­t­ing short papers in Ger­man
  • Some trans­la­tion of Ger­man into Eng­lish; sum­ma­ri­sing papers in Ger­man into Eng­lish for the pri­mary lead rese­ar­cher


  • Cur­r­ently enrol­led in Mas­ters degree (pre­fera­ble) or Bache­lors stu­dents stu­dy­ing inter­na­tio­nal poli­ti­cal eco­nomy, poli­ti­cal sci­ence, deve­lop­ment stu­dies, and law are encou­ra­ged to apply
  • Flu­ent in Ger­man and Eng­lish in both speaking and wri­ting
  • Excel­lent abi­lity to read and ana­lyse aca­de­mic lite­ra­ture such as aca­de­mic jour­nal arti­cles, rese­arch reports, and aca­de­mic books
  • Excel­lent wri­ting skills
  • Abi­lity to work inde­pendently
  • Know­ledge on the topics of the European Union; the poli­ti­cal eco­nomy of European Union mem­ber sta­tes par­ti­cu­larly Ger­many, the Nether­lands, and/or Swe­den; soci­ally respon­si­ble public pro­cu­re­ment; glo­bal pro­duc­tion net­works; labour gover­nance and labour stan­dards; and/or Viet­nam is pre­fer­red
  • Excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills which are nee­ded for con­tac­ting, by phone and email, aca­de­mics and orga­ni­sa­ti­ons in Ger­many, in other EU coun­tries, and Viet­nam, inclu­ding inter­go­vernmen­tal orga­ni­sa­ti­ons

What we of­fer:

TV Stud des Lan­des Ber­lin

How to ap­ply:

Equally well qua­li­fied dis­ab­led per­sons will be given pre­fe­rence. The WZB expressly invi­tes women and people with immi­grant back­grounds to apply.

Please, sub­mit your writ­ten app­li­ca­tion in Eng­lish (in elec­tro­nic form only, as one sin­gle PDF file), inclu­ding rele­vant docu­ments (let­ter of inte­rest, CV, a wri­ting sam­ple in Eng­lish, and a uni­ver­sity tran­script) and quo­ting the refe­rence No. SHK Labour Gover­nance in the sub­ject line, by Sep­tem­ber 25, 2019 to

Wis­sen­schafts­zen­trum Ber­lin für Sozi­al­for­schung gGmbH
Bar­bara Schlü­ter