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Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student (f/m/d) Entrepreneurship
Published(85 days ago)
Deadline for applications(46 days ago)
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbHPotsdam
Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) Entrepreneurship
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is Germany‘s center of excellence for digital engineering (www.hpi.de). The Digital Engineering Faculty, founded jointly by the University of Potsdam and HPI, offers a highly practical and engineering-oriented computer science study program, which is unique throughout Germany. HPI‘s university research earns international recognition, with the main focus of its teaching and research on the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems. Since 2015 the HPI School of Entrepreneurship (E-School) is an integral part of the HPI designed to foster entrepreneurship at the HPI and to create a link between science and business practice. All activities and information relating to the subject of entrepreneurship are coordinated there. Education and research in this field are the cornerstone for further hands-on offerings for HPI students and alumni, such as the business plan competition and topic-specific workshops. Founding teams also have the opportunity to use the coworking space and receive individual entrepreneurship coaching. The HPI Seed Fund founded in autumn 2015 completes the unique offering by providing first financial support for selected HPI related startups.
In the course of our ongoing expansion, we are currently seeking a Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) Entrepreneurship for our location in Potsdam.
The position is fixed-term and full time.
Preparation of a doctoral thesis at the interface between IT and entrepreneurship – find your own external supervisor
Preparation and organization of E-School events and workshops on IT-Entrepreneurship
Prepare and deliver lectures (e.g., in IT-Entrepreneurship, Bachelor and Master level)
Support HPI founders and founding teams using your practical experience
Startup idea scouting within the HPI
Inspire HPI students to become startup founders
Conceptual work to expand the E-School offerings
Develop co-operations with universities, venture capitalists, and startups
Master‘s / diploma degree in economics, computer science or other domain-related disciplines with above average grades
A passion for IT and entrepreneurship research
At least 1 year startup experience as a founder, employee or advisor desirable
Entrepreneurial thinking and understanding of young technology-based ventures
Fluent in English and German in oral, reading and writing
Strong communication and presentation skills
High degree of commitment and team-work spirit
What we offer...
Set in an international and state-of-the-art working environment, we offer you a multifaceted job in which you contribute directly to the institute‘s success
You work in a dynamic enterprise – on a unique interface between private and public higher education, with future-looking flexibility and financial stability
A great network of startups and big corporations
Cooperation with HPI Seed Fund and the opportunity to work with portfolio companies
We have flat hierarchies, a motivated team and an unbureaucratic approach
Your workplace, on the beautiful HPI campus, offers the best transportation connections to Berlin
We are looking forward to receiving your application (cover letter with personal statement, CV, academic certificates, salary expectations). Please send us your application only by email in PDF format to: Nicolai.Bohn(at)hpi.de
The closing date for applications is 31.08.2019.
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
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