Research Assistant m/f, 16,20 €/hour, part-time (120 hours in total), to start September 1 until December 31)

We are looking for assistance for a project for Prof. Dr. Stefan Wagner, Associate Professor of Strategy,

Research Assistant 
(m/f, 16,20 €/hour, part-time (120 hours in total), to start September 1 until December 31)


This project investigates innovation processes in the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, we seek to empirically link how regulation of intellectual property rights (patents, data exclusivity periods) affect firms’ incentive to invest in risky R&D projects. The study exploits large-scale data on drug development processes, patents linked to the underlying molecules as well as company information.

Your tasks will include

  • working with large-scale data using statistical software packages (STATA, R) and possibly SQL
  • assisting in econometric data analyses which includes cleaning and merging of databases, identification of additional data sources and preliminary descriptive analyses

You are qualified for this position, because you

  • are currently enrolled in a bachelor / master program
  • have a background in Economics or Business Administration (desirable but not compulsory)
  • are proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc)
  • have good English (reading and writing) skills
  • have experience handling large datasets (highly desirable)
  • have programming skills (STATA, R and helpful is SQL)
  • have excellent organizational skills and especially attention to detail
  • are a responsible and proactive person

This is what we can offer you

You will experience varied project work in a very international, academic environment in the heart of Berlin. As a part of our team, you can expect an open-minded and collegial atmosphere with flat hierarchies. You will have the opportunity of working with established and up-and-coming researchers.

We are looking forward to receiving your application in English or German via e-mail (Subject: RA, SW), including:
  • CV and cover letter
  • transcripts of grades (if available)
Please combine all the documents into one pdf file.
Carolin Ludwig
Human Resources Manager
Tel.: 030 21231 0
ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin