"Global Dynamics of Long-term Care Policies"

As part of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1342 on "Global Dynamics of Social Policy", Project A07 on "Global Dynamics of Long-term Care Policies" is researching the generosity of long-term care systems in international comparison as well as the role of international interdependencies in shaping long-term care policies. In working package 1 and 2, the project specifically investigates which inclusiveness criteria shape access to public long-term care benefits and how much of which types of benefits are granted in the respective countries. In working package 3 and 4, we analyse policy transfer between countries and the role of International Organisations in long-term care policy in four case studies in East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan) and Latin America (Uruguay, Chile). You can find more information on the project here. The project team is located at the University of Bremen and the University of Duisburg-Essen. The main project language is English.

We are looking for a student assistant with 30 to 40 hours of work per month (by agreement) at the University of Bremen starting August 2024 (alternatively September 2024). The position is initially limited until 31.12.2024 (extension possible).


  • Assist with data collection and data management (e.g., research on international data and documents, compiling and formatting data sets).
  • Literature research and management
  • Support with preparing publications
  • Support in project organisation (e.g. minutes of project meetings, communication with cooperation partners).



  • Enrolment at a German university
  • Student of political, social or health science study programme (e.g. political science, sociology, social policy, public health)
  • Interest in comparative social policy research and/or long-term care systems, preferably already knowledge in these areas
  • Experience in scientific work (e.g. citation rules and literature research), preferably also in qualitative and/or quantitative empirical analysis and related IT programs (e.g. Excel, Endnote, R, Maxqda)
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Very good (self-)organizational skills, communication skills and ability to work in a team


We offer a collegial working environment in a friendly, interdisciplinary and diverse team. The position provides insights into the work of a university research project and into the practice of empirical, international comparative social policy research. In case of interest, there is the possibility to participate in (online) meetings and lectures of the A07 project, the SFB 1342 and the Socium.

Working hours and location are flexible by arrangement. The salary is based on the usual rates for student assistants at the University of Bremen.

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Johanna Fischer. To apply, please send your documents including a short letter of motivation, CV and certificate/transcript as a PDF document by 5.6.24 via e-mail to Johanna Fischer (johanna.fischer@uni-bremen.de). Please include the preferred number of monthly working hours and the preferred starting month in your application. We look forward to hear from you!

Dr. Johanna Fischer
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Stra├če 3
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57074
E-Mail: johanna.fischer@uni-bremen.de