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Open Position: Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student (m/f) at the HPI E-School

At the HPI School of Entrepreneurship (E-School), we are currently seeking to fill a position for a highly motivated Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student (m/f).

Since 2015 the HPI School of Entrepreneurship (E-School) is an integral part of the Hasso Plattner Institute (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.

Your responsibilities

  • Preparation of a doctoral thesis at the interface between IT and entrepreneurship
  • Preparation and organization of E-School events, workshops and lectures
  • Carry out single teaching assignments  
  • Coaching of HPI founders and founding teams  
  • Idea scouting within the HPI
  • Create awareness among the HPI students about the founding option
  • Conceptual work in the context of the E-School  
  • Developing co-operations with excellent universities, venture capitalists and startup

Your profile

  • Master’s / diploma degree in economics, computer science or other domain-related discipline with above average grades
  • Excitement for entrepreneurship research  
  • Startup experience as a founder, employee or advisor
  • Other working experience is a plus  
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and understanding of young technology-based ventures
  • Fluent English in reading and writing, strong communication and presentation skills  
  • High degree of commitment and team-work spirit

What we offer

  • A great network to startups and big corporations  
  • An inspiring atmosphere on the HPI campus (S-Bahn Griebnitzsee)
  • Cooperation with HPI Seed Fund and the opportunity to work with portfolio companies  
  • Close connections to Hasso Plattner Ventures and the Plattner Family Office  
  • A competitive salary

Contract: full-time
Start date: asap

We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application documents as a PDF document via email to: frank.pawlitschek@hpi.de