Profile of the Leipzig Research Center
for Early Child Development (LFE)


Here you can find all open positions at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development. We also accept unsolicited applications for Master’s Theses, Dissertations and internships. Please find recent topics for Master Theses here.

Teaching assistant (WHK) as a tutor

5 hours/week) at the Chair of Early Childhood Development
Time period: 15. October 2021-15. January 2022

Your tasks:

Tutoring small to medium groups of students in the English-based seminar Introduction to R“ in the Master program Early Childhood Education


  • Advising and supporting students with their first experiences in using R
  • Creating and supervising exercises of quantitative data analysis with R
  • Checking the students‘ solutions to the above-mentioned exercises

Your profile:

  • advanced R-skills in regard to the typical quantitative social science / psychologicalresearch methods (e.g., restructuring data sets, descriptive and inference statistics, incl.Correlations, regressions, cluster analysis, data visualization)
  • Joy and interest for teaching in English in a research-oriented Master program an (EarlyChildhood Research),
  • very good communication skills,
  • enthusiasm for R, which you would like to share with and spread to others
  • Bachelor degree or very convincing track record of working with R, excellent study gradesin subjects such as Data Science, Psychology, or other subjects in which the above- mentioned methods play a significant role

We offer:

  • an innovative, interdisciplinary and inspiring research environment,
  • partially flexible working hours and payment according to university pay scale,
  • eventually the opportunity for a long-term employment and the option of findingsupervision for your final thesis

Curious? Then please send your application documents as a PDF (curriculum vitae, cover letter, references, work references if applicable) by 31.07.2021 to Acting Professor Dr. Julia Moeller (julia.moeller@uni-leipzig.de).

We look forward to receiving your application!

Research assistant to support the coordination of the Master’s program in Early Childhood Research (M.Sc. ECR)

At the Faculty of Education of the University of Leipzig, Chair for Early Childhood Development and Culture, a position as a research assistant to support the coordination of the M.Sc. ECR (40h/month, initially limited for 6 months with the option of extension) is to be filled as soon as possible.

Your tasks:

  • Contact person for interested persons and students of the programme (e.g., answering questions, advising students, general organisation of studies)
  • Organisation of the admission and aptitude assessment procedure
  • Close cooperation with various offices of the central administration
  • Support of the teaching staff in the creation of curricula
  • Support of the study commission and the examination board
  • Tasks within the scope of public relations (preparation of information material, organisation of information days)


  • Ideally student (f/m/d) of law, communication sciences, business studies or related subjects
  • Excellent knowledge of English (mainly correspondence language)
  • Very good understanding of legally relevant documents (e.g.: examination regulations)
  • Independent work and quick comprehension
  • Well developed communication skills, conscientiousness and flexibility

We offer:

  • insight into exciting teaching and research topics
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in a committed, interdisciplinary team with high potential for knowledge and skills enhancement
  • pay according to university tariff
  • flexible work schedules

Curious? Then please send your application documents (curriculum vitae, cover letter, certificates, if applicable job references) in a PDF file by 07.09.2020 via e-mail to Katja Kirsche (fek@uni-leipzig.de). If you have any questions, you can reach us at 0341-9731870.

Severely disabled persons are invited to apply and will be given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Madlen Bartholmeß
Phone +49 (0) 341 97 31 870