Student Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

Job Offer from September 20, 2022

The Center for the History of Emotions led by Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Ute Frevert has a vacant position for a student research assistant, 20 hours per month, starting date: 15 November 2022 to support the research project „Love and Labour in the City: Romantic Love and Delhi’s Workers, c. 1950s to the present“ of Dr Rukmini Barua.


  • Bibliographical research in English and Hindi primary and secondary sources
  • Independent excerption of primary and secondary sources
  • Sourcing of literature


  • Enrolment as as student (PhD students are NOT eligible) in a Berlin or Brandenburg (county) university,
  • At least two study semesters in humanities or social sciences,
  • Knowledge of English and Hindi (good reading skills) essential,
  • High personal motivation, ability to work independently and attention to detail; ability to meet deadline and to work without direct supervision.


The salary is regulated by collective agreement and amounts to 12.00€/hour for bachelor and 13.95€/hour for master students.

To apply please send:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter outlining your research interests and why you think you are suitable for this position,
  • A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent (Abiturzeugnis) and
  • If available, evidence of academic achievement

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please send your applications by 3 October 2022 to Karola Rockmann, preferably by e-mail to: . Please attach only one PDF file that contains all application documents. We are kindly asking you to submit your application without a photo.

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