Student Assistant (m/f/div) for supporting the implementation of the SHARE Cognition Survey (SHARE-HCAP) [11-22] | Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik - MPISOC


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Student Assistant (m/f/div) for supporting the implementation of the SHARE Cognition Survey (SHARE-HCAP) [11-22]

We are a research institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy studies, evaluates, anticipates and follows the micro- and macro-economic aspects of demographic change. We are currently searching for a

Student Assistant (m/f/div)
for supporting the implementation of the SHARE Cognition Survey (SHARE-HCAP)

Ihre Aufgaben

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a large international social science panel study. The data combines extensive cross-national information on socio-economic status, health, and family relations of Europe’s elder population.

SHARE-HCAP (Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol) is part of an ongoing international research collaboration to measure and understand which interactions of bio-medical and socio-economic conditions over the life course affect cognition in later life. HCAP involves in-depth measurement of cognition of SHARE respondents in a selection of European countries and a short interview with someone close to a respondent (family or friend).

The key task from late summer through winter 2022 will be the scoring of visuospatial tests alongside a team of other research assistants. Training by a clinical psychologist will be provided; however, prior background in clinical neuropsychology is highly desirable. Scoring task requires team to work at the MPI institute. Additional responsibilities may include literature research and review, undertaking statistical analysis with the aid of software packages such as Stata, and supporting the implementation of the study in the SHARE research infrastructure.

Ihr Profil

  • Enrolled in a graduate-level programme in psychology or clinical psychology preferred. Additional academic backgrounds that will be considered include social sciences, economics, sociology, political science, epidemiology, public health, or a related field.
  • Interest in the scientific approach to social and public health policies
  • (very) good academic achievements
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good English skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently

Unser Angebot

  • Working in a friendly and excellent research environment
  • Prospects for further career development
  • Expansion of your knowledge in (survey) research projects, statistics and the area of cognition
  • Flexible working hours

For questions, please contact Marcela Otero (m.otero (at)

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from men and women, including disabled people, from all cultural backgrounds and ethnic origins. Furthermore, the Max-Planck-Society endeavors to increase the representation of handicapped people in the workplace. Applications from disabled individuals are thus explicitly welcome.

If interested, please send your application (cover letter, current academic transcript, resume, diplomas, and matriculation) preferably via email to m.otero (at) and hr (at) quoting reference number 11-22.  

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