The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine ( is the largest research institute for tropical medicine in Germany and is the National Reference Centre for Tropical Pathogens, a WHO Collaborating Centre and member of the Leibniz Association.

The Health Economics group at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg is looking for a

Student assistant (m/f/d)  

interested in religious norms, traditions and hygiene behavior.

Background: We work on innovative and context-specific solutions to address global health challenges with a focus on tropical countries. We aim to measure causal impact of health interventions and estimates its cost-effectiveness, test innovative public health services, and elaborates on the determinants of health behavior.
Currently, we are working on a research project that investigates the role of religious norms and traditions in explaining hygiene behavior. As part of this project, we are searching for a student assistant that helps us with data collection and classification.

Further information on our team is provided on our website: Link
Your tasks:
  • Collection of hygiene norms and traditions of religious groups via literature searches (historical books, academic articles), internet searches, etc.
  • Systematic categorization and classification of those norms and traditions
  • Smaller administrative tasks possible
Required profile:
  • Student (m/f/d) - Background in religion, history, health sciences or social sciences or a related field
  • Strong interest in hygiene behavior or religious norms, habits, and traditions
  • Investigative spirit
  • Able to work independently and perform tasks accurately
What we offer:
  • Insights into empirical social science research
  • Student working contract
  • Flexible working times and hours
The starting date will be as soon as possible. The position is limited to max. 6 months and working time 20 - 40 hours/month.
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We support our employees in achieving a work-life balance and promote the professional equality of women and men. We strive to assist women in their scientific career, increase the number of women in research and reduce under-representation in all areas and positions in general. We explicitly welcome applications from people with disabilities.

As a member of the Diversity Charter, the largest diversity management network in Germany, we are also committed to making diversity an integral part of our institute culture. It is our goal to create a working environment that is free of prejudice.
We are looking forward to receiving your application (CV, a recent transcript of records, and a motivation letter on why you would be interested in working with us).  Please submit your application until February 5th, 2023 preferably online via our online form.  Application can be written in German or English.

Alternatively you can send your documents using the ref. "Student assistant-Health Economics" by postal mail to: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Human Resources, Ms Linda Dvorak, Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the selection procedure, please contact Linda Dvorak from the Human Resources Department  (

For specific questions regarding the announcement please contact Kerstin Unfried per e-mail: