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Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) - BIH QUEST Center

The position is based at the BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research, which aims to increase value and reduce waste in biomedical research.

Student Assistant (d/f/m) Meta-research


The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is a joint medical faculty, which serves both Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. As one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with an important history, it plays a leading role in research, teaching and clinical care. The Charité university hospital has also made a name for itself as a modern business with certifications in the medical, clinical and management fields.
The position is based at the BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research, which aims to increase value and reduce waste in biomedical research. The student assistant will work with members of the Meta-research and Automated Screening Group to conduct studies, and contribute to the development of new tools designed to screen scientific papers for common problems. Student assistant activities may extend into a masters thesis project. Applicants should note that meta-research is different from meta-analysis. Meta-research, or science of science, can help us to improve science by identifying common problems with the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of scientific studies. We can use this information to develop targeted solutions to improve scientific research.

Working field:

  • Coding: we are specifically looking for students with intermediate or strong coding skills in R or Python to assist with creating new automated screening tools, improving existing tools or conducting research using these tools. Experience with machine learning and use of version control systems (e.g., gitHub) would be beneficial.
  • Data curation: The team is currently developing tools to screen publications for open science practices problems and adherence to reporting guidelines. These tools allow us to provide authors with customized feedback to improve reporting.

Applicants can learn more about how these tools will be used here: The student assistant may help to create training and validation data by reviewing papers and classifing them according to the criteria that the tool will assess.


  • Attention to detail, and the ability to perform repetitive tasks in a consistently high quality manner
  • A willingness to learn about meta-research and strategies for improving transparency and reproducibility in published papers
  • The ability to quickly adapt to new projects
  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary team work
  • Intermediate level skills with R and/or Python is essential for students who would like to work on coding
  • Prior experience with meta-research or systematic reviews is beneficial, but not required

What we offer:

  • A relaxed but highly professional cooperation in a familiar, motivated and interdisciplinary team
  • A future-oriented, varied and challenging job with a high degree of personal responsibility and room for action

How to apply:

Please apply via this link:
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