Archives and Publications Student Assistant (f/m/d) - 16 hours per week

European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility
December 04, 2022
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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

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Archives and Publications Student Assistant (f/m/d) - 16 hours per week The position

The Archives and Publications Student Assistant will assist with two separate projects.

Archives project: European XFEL is moving its collection of paper archives into a new custom-built archive store room. As a Student Assistant, you will work with the Records Manager at European XFEL to support the preparations for this move. You will also assist in the digital archiving of European XFEL's internal communications platform.

Publications project: You will assist with the maintenance of European XFEL's Publication Database by tracking and inputting publications by the facility's staff, guests, and users. Other Publication Database tasks include assisting in the management of user accounts and authority records.

Your tasks will include:

  • Assisting in keeping the European XFEL Publication Database up to date.
  • Boxing, packaging, numbering, and listing European XFEL records in preparation for the archive move.
  • Assisting in archiving European XFEL's internal communications platform.
  • Requirements
  • Ongoing studies in archives and records management, library management, or information management in the Hamburg area
  • Ability to analyse records and write short, accurate descriptions of records.
  • Good attention to detail and organized approach to work.
  • Able to do some physical tasks (moving boxes weighing up to 10–15 kg)
  • English is the working language at European XFEL. Knowledge of the German language would be an considered an advantage.
  • For additional information, please contact Laura Outterside ([email protected]) .

    Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under www.

    Our offer

    Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

    Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

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    This appointment is initially limited to 12 months. An extension might be possible and is subject to later decision.


    04 December 2022


    Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

    Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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