Research Assistant (m/f/d)

Gisma University of Applied Sciences, first established in 1999 as GISMA Business School, is a leading university of applied sciences for innovative and creative international business, technology, and engineering innovation.

Our Global MBA program has been recognized for its excellence through the highly acclaimed AMBA accreditation, reinforcing our reputation in the industry. Recently, we have expanded our programme portfolio into the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence.

Our unique teaching approach combines practical experience in these fields with the development of analytical skills and an understanding of contemporary theories through personalized, hands-on, and interactive learning.

All our colleagues are passionate about shaping the careers of our students and building better futures in business, technology and engineering and meeting the needs of Industry 5.0.

Gisma is part of Global University Systems (GUS), an international education business, which is represented by over 87,000 students in nearly 60 locations across the globe, providing students with opportunities for global exposure and a unique learning experience. 

All Gisma programmes are currently taught in the English language, and we are proud to have over 90 nationalities represented in our student community and nearly 20 nationalities represented amongst our colleagues. We have over 40 colleagues in the University split between the various academic and professional service functions. Several of our colleagues are based outside Germany in the UK and India

To strengthen our team at the flagship campus in Potsdam, Germany, the following position is available immediately full time on a short-term basis for three months:

Research Assistant (m/f/d)

for research projects in the fields of Business Management and Data Science

The Role

Gisma University of Applied Sciences is seeking three highly motivated and skilled Research Assistants to join our dynamic research team for a 3-month period. The successful candidates will support ongoing research projects in the fields of Business Management and Data Science.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support data collection efforts.
  • Conduct data analysis and interpretation using specialized software.
  • Prepare research reports, academic papers, and presentations.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and research team members.
  • Maintain detailed records of research processes and outcomes.
  • Assist in crafting research proposals and grant applications.
  • Engage in research meetings and seminars.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (PhD candidates are also encouraged to apply).
  • Demonstrated research experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (knowledge of German is a plus).
  • Proficiency in relevant research software and data analysis tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What We offer

  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects
  • A collaborative and stimulating academic environment
  • A workplace in our modern, centrally located campus in Potsdam
  • Networking opportunities with international researchers and institutions
  • Numerous campus events from the fields of art, culture, business, and science
  • Opportunity to develop and implement new ideas and concepts
  • Personal and professional development


Your application should include the following documents: CV, a cover letter detailing your research experience and interests, and contact information for two professional references to

As an employer, we are committed to equal opportunity and support for minorities. We do not discriminate based on ethnic origin, skin colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or legally protected status.