Student Assistant (m/f) - Research Assistant: Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Project

The Global Young Academy (GYA) was founded in 2010 with the vision to be the voice of young scientists around the world. The GYA empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational dialogue by developing and mobilising talent from six continents. The academy is hosted by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.


A flagship project of the GYA is the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) project, which is currently being carried out in fourteen African countries. GloSYS Africa is an empirical research project which relies on the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of advancing our understanding of the working conditions, funding environment, and challenges affecting young scientists in Africa. A central aim of the GloSYS studies is to collect internationally-comparable data on early-career researchers in all regions of the world.


Start date: 1 April 2018 / as soon as possible

Duration: initially for three month, we aim at prolongation until 31 December 2018 (depending on funding)

Location: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist GloSYS project researcher in the management of the study
  • Take on organizational or logistical tasks, such as helping to plan meetings
  • Keep track of collection and standardization of data collected by individual research team members
  • Assist with communication-related tasks such sending updates to the team, outreach, and the expansion of GloSYS’ social media presence


  • Bachelor degree in social sciences
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Ability to work collaboratively but also independently once given direction
  • Eagerness to learn

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06108 Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland

11,49 EUR / h
Bis: 20.03.2018
Wie: If you are interested in this position, please apply using our online application form at The deadline for applications is 20 March 2018. For further information, please consult


Franziska Güntner

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