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Student assistant (f/m/div) for the Entrepreneurship Research Group

Job offer of January 9, 2023

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Student assistant (f/m/div) for the Entrepreneurship Research Group



Closing Date

12.02.2023 23:59

The research group Entrepreneurship is looking for a

Student assistant (f/m/div) for 10 hours per week

that is interested in working with survey data and able to perform independent literature reviews. The candidate is expected to be involved in research activities of the SOEP and the research group “Entrepreneurship”. The candidate should help in a project on the effect of changes in mental health on subsequent entrepreneurial activities in an international comparative setting.

Main responsibilities

  • Handling of large and international household surveys (SOEP, HILDA, UKHLS).
  • Usage of Stata and/or R as well as the version control system Git.
  • Literature reviews.


  • Nearly completed bachelor's degree or beginning master's degree with a concentration in economics.
  • Experience in working with data.
  • Interest in learning handling of large households’ panels.
  • Interest in the usage of modern statistical languages, e.g., Stata.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Ability to work in dynamic and international teams.

We offer

  • The possibility to deepen study contents in practical applications.
  • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary team and flexible working hours.
  • Insight into scientific work and science communication.
  • Contact with scientists in a multidisciplinary team.
  • An exciting research environment that includes international seminar series, such as the “Berlin Applied Micro Seminar”, internal seminars and a close cooperation of researchers from universities and institutions in Berlin.
  • The possibility to work in a dynamic and international team.
  • The possibility to work from home within the possibilities the DIW Berlin offers.

The submission of a valid certificate of enrollment is required.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin.

Please apply online by 12.2.2023 with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae in table form, high school diploma and references, intermediate diploma/bachelor's degree, if available), quoting the reference number ENT-1-22-ST.

Further information about DIW Berlin can be found on our homepage at You can obtain information on the field of work from Daniel Graeber (

Daniel Graeber

Research Associate in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

DIW Berlin

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.