Student assistant (with or without Bachelor)

The Department of Digital Economics conducts research in applied economics and is ZBW’s interface with the research community in economics and management. Funded by the Joachim Herz Foundation, the department runs the Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE).

At our department of Digital Economics in Hamburg or Kiel, we are looking as soon as possible for a

student assistant (with or without Bachelor)

The position is fixed-term in accordance with § 14 Absatz 2 TzBfG until 31.12.2024. The monthly working time is 35 hours/months. The hourly remuneration amounts to 13,25,- € for student assistants without Bachelor degree (“studentische Hilfskräfte”) and to 14,- € for student assistants with a Bachelor degree (“wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte”).

Your tasks …

  • Checking data and code submitted to JCRE for completeness and reproducibility (primarily using STATA and R)
  • Helping authors with uploading code and data
  • Drafting reports on reproducibility
  • Assisting with the preparation of research data trainings at ZBW
  • Assisting with general journal management tasks

Your profile …


  • Current Bachelor or Master student at a German university of university of applied sciences
  • Good quantitaitive skills
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Basic knowledge of statistical software or of a programming language
  • Ability to deepen knowledge of statistical software by targeted self-study


  • Interest in empirical economic research
  • Prior experience with STATA and/or R

We offer…

  • challenging and varied tasks in a dynamic environment where team work, transparency, innovation and learning are essential
  • a subsidised job ticket for local public transport
  • a work place in the centre of Hamburg or at the Fjord of Kiel
  • flexible work time and the possibility of home office
  • equal opportunity and family-friendly policies

Are you interested in joining the JCRE team?

Apply online now (ID-Nr. C4-03).

For further information please contact Chuan Liu (c.liu[at], Tel.: 0049- 40-42834.279).

Diversity is a core value of our organization. We welcome applications regardless of nationality, ethnicity, social background, religion or philosophy, age, sexual orientation, and identity.

The ZBW has an equal opportunities policy for persons with recognized disabilities. Disabled persons with the necessary qualifications will therefore be given priority.

Please submit your application with the relevant documents online until Mai 21st, 2024. Please do not submit a photo with your application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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