Job vacancies at the CRC 1342

Below you can find positions within our Research Centre we are currently recruiting for:

Student Assistant for 10 hours per week

CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy is seeking to fill the following position:

Student Assistant for 10 hours per week

We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented student assistant, with the ability to work in a team and independently, to support research activities and dissemination of the Global Social Policy Digest. The Global Social Policy Digest accompanies each issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global Social Policy and provides an overview of global social policy developments through the lens of redistribution, regulation, and rights, changes in global social governance arrangements, and currently provides sector-specific updates in the areas of health, social protection, education, and environmental justice.

Tasks may vary, but will include scoping current global social policy developments (from UN agencies, prominent bilateral development agencies, and international non-governmental organizations among others), communicating with the editorial team of the GSP Digest, assembling drafts of the GSP Digest, and updating the GSP Digest website.

English skills are a must and prior experience working within an international organization and/or policy-oriented environment and in designing and updating webpages is a strong advantage, as is a demonstrated ability to problem-solve and work creatively.

Main tasks

  • Scope and organize online links to global social policy updates
  • Regular communication with the editorial team
  • Assembling drafts of the GSP Digest
  • Updating the global social policy website


Necessary qualifications

  • Good communication and English language skills
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Word and managing track changes and comments to documents
  • Ability to work to deadlines


Desirable qualifications (not necessary)

  • Prior experience working within an international organization or policy-oriented environment
  • Prior experience designing and updating websites
    Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and work creatively


The position has an expected start date of 1 April 2020 and encompasses 10 working hours per week for six months, with the possibility of extension. Interviews for the position are expected to be held on 13 and 14 February 2020. This position offers the opportunity to further develop knowledge and skills acquired during your studies as well as a great working atmosphere within the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 on the Global Dynamics of Social Policy.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Amanda Shriwise (

Please submit your application (CV, current transcript of records, and one-page letter of motivation) as a PDF document to the same email address by Monday, 3 February 2020.

The position is expected to be filled by 01 February 2020 and will last till end of June. The weekly working time is 5 hours or 20 hours per month.

The student assistant will be working directly for Dr. Frisina, as well as support the doctoral student, Alexander Polte, on dissertation related research.


  • Literature research and literature management
  • Translation of English language texts into German
  • Proof reading German language texts
  • Formatting manuscripts for publication
  • Assistance in editorial work for the CRC book series with Palgrave Macmillan
  • Administrative tasks such as the filling out of travel reimbursements
  • Assistance in data collection for qualitative research involving transcribing and coding
  • Assistance with the organization and implementation of workshops


  • Academic background in social policy, health and/or long term care policy is an advantage
  • Knowledge of literature management programs
  • Experience in researching and analysing academic literature
  • Native-level German language skills, strong knowledge of English, knowledge of Spanish is an advantage

Please send your application consisting of a short CV, and a current transcript of records as a pdf by 10 January 2020 to Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter at