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Job Opening: Student Assistant for the BGTS (m/w/d) (40h/month). Reference code: SCRIPTS - SHK BGTS

SCRIPTS is seeking a student assistant (m/f/d) for the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies with 40 hours/month limited to 2 years. Deadline: 23 May 2022.

News from May 02, 2022

About the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS

The Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)” is a research consortium that analyses the contemporary controversies about the model of liberal democracy and the market economy. The term “liberal script” relates to a set of ideas and institutional prescriptions about how society is organised based on the core principle of individual self-determination. The main purpose of SCRIPTS is to understand why the liberal model of order has fallen into crisis despite its political, economic, and social achievements.

SCRIPTS has been operating since 2019 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until the end of 2025. The Cluster is hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin and it unites eight major Berlin-based research institutes: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Hertie School, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW), the Leibniz Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) and the Leibniz Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO). Cluster research teams are made up of doctoral researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and professors from social and area studies. SCRIPTS is well connected with research institutes and knowledge exchange partners throughout the world, including political and cultural organisations, as well as civil society actors. In addition, SCRIPTS brings renowned visiting scholars from all over the world to Berlin.

The cluster's diverse research projects span the various partner institutions and thematic areas that the cluster researches and offer the opportunity to gain insight into the work of a large research network.


  • Support in the thematic preparation and implementation of the courses of the doctoral programme.
  • Supporting the scientific work of the coordinator (e.g. literature research)
  • Support in the supervision of international junior researchers
  • Support in the scientific conception and organisation of events in Berlin
  • Support in the scientific conception and implementation of the application process


Bachelor's degree or commenced Master's degree in fields relevant to the Cluster of Excellence
Very good academic performance
Confident handling of MS Office applications
At least C 1 English language skills, both written and spoken (working language is English)
Communication skills
Experience in dealing with content management systems and/or web communication
Ability to work in a team, ability to work independently, problem-solving skills

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from women and applicants with a migration biography are expressly welcome. People with recognised disabilities will be given priority in the case of equal suitability. https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/about-us/Diversity/Statement/index.html

For further information, please contact Dr. Matthias Hahn (birt@scripts-berlin.eu / 030/838 53735).


Applications should be sent electronically by e-mail until 23 May 2022 with relevant documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references, and a valid certificate of enrolment) in PDF format and stating the reference code SCRIPTS - SHK BGTS (preferably as one document) to Dr. Matthias Hahn: birt@scripts-berlin.eu or via post to

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Exzellenzcluster "Contestations of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS)

Herrn Dr. Matthias Hahn

Boltzmannstr. 20

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

By submitting an online application, you as an applicant give your consent for your data to be electronically processed and stored.

We would like to point out that Freie Universität Berlin cannot guarantee the security of transmitted personal data if your application is sent electronically without protection.

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