Research Assistant / Hilfsassistent*in

Research Assistant / Hilfsassistent*in

8 hours per week / 20%

The professorship of Quantitative Economic History (Cliometrics), under direction of Prof. Dr. Robert Stelter in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel, invites applications for a Research Assistant (Hilfsassistent*in) position with a 20% appointment.
Start date: at the earliest possible date

Your position

The chair is currently in the process of launching new research projects. For these projects, we are looking for the support of a motivated student like you in the following tasks:

  • Sifting and editing of historical data
  • Assistance in creation and extension of databases
  • Digitalization of historical sources and text mining

Your profile

The assistantship will require:

  • Bachelor or Master student at the University of Basel (or a university nearby)
  • Passion for historical questions
  • Competent handling of word processing software, e.g. Microsoft Office or Latex
  • Expertise in OCR software
  • Interest in programming and text mining (e.g. R or Python) combined with the willingness to expand your skills via learning-by-doing
  • A focused, persistent and accurate way of working
  • German is required, additional language skills are welcome

We offer you

We offer the opportunity to conduct high-quality research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment. Conditions of employment and salary are governed by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact


Are you interested? Then we look forward to your complete online application. Your application should include a cover letter, CV, copies of university diplomas and transcripts of academic records.


To obtain more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stelter: 


Closing Date: We will continuously consider incoming applications, until the position is filled.

University of Basel

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Deadline: 2024-01-31
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: business engineering, Economic History, Economics, Research Assistant, Software Engineering,


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