Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
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Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student

combined with a position as Program Manager & Startup Coach at HPI School of Entrepreneurship

Hasso Plattner Institute is a world-wide unique place for Digital Engineering, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. As a privately funded institute, we offer our students unique, tuition-free programs in IT Systems Engineering and Data Engineering that are practice- and innovation-oriented. Academically we are constituted as joint Digital Engineering Faculty of HPI and the University of Potsdam. We also provide excellent research and teaching.

HPI School of Entrepreneurship is fully committed to empower digital talents to become the innovators and makers of tomorrow and to generate impact. Together with our investment fund and startup cultivator HPI SEED we drive the practical entrepreneurial activities within the HPI Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Our offers empower students, scientists, executives and partners to generate impact through great products and startups based on ideas, technologies, and scientific research work.

To further expand our offers, we are seeking an ambitious, execution-driven and committed team member (m/f/d) as

Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student

Your Role

  • You will have a great possibility to write a doctoral thesis in the fields of entrepreneurship or computer science and to link it closely to your work at School of Entrepreneurship
  • You will actively shape with us one of Europe’s leading ecosystems for tech founders and startups
  • You will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of one of our core lectures/programs, e.g. the  HPI Product Builder, or the  creation and delivery of new formats
  • You will be responsible to prepare and organize events and workshops around Entrepreneurship,  e.g. the HPI Best Idea Award or Boot Camp
  • You will coach founder teams and startups from the HPI ecosystem and will work closely together with our unique investment vehicle HPI SEED

Your Qualification

  • You hold a Master’s or diploma degree in business administration, economics, business informatics or in another related discipline with excellent results
  • You ideally bring experiences in working with founders and startups about how to setup and grow digital products  and/or businesses
  • You enjoy teaching and coaching around the topic entrepreneurship
  • You execute and learn fast, you are a team-player, and you enjoy working with high levels of accountability, responsibility and commitment
  • You are excited about facilitating the creation of more impactful products and startups in a high-profile tech ecosystem
  • You possess strong communication and presentation skills in both English and German

Our Offer

  • You can link your PhD thesis to your daily work at HPI School of Entrepreneurship providing access to a great number of research relevant topics and partners within Europe, the US and beyond
  • If required, we support you in finding a chair and supervisor for your doctoral thesis
  • You shape with us the future of digital entrepreneurship around one of Europe’s leading digital institutions
  • You become part of a motivated and open team in an inspiring and international environment
  • We offer a secure job with a competitive compensation, flexible working hours, and flat hierarchies directly located at the border between Berlin and Potsdam

Interested to make a difference together with us?

Send us your application documents, including your resume, references, salary expectation and
earliest possible starting date as PDF to e-school-hr(at)hpi.de | www.hpi.de/entrepreneurship