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Wei­zen­baum-Insti­tut e.V. - Research unit "Methods lab"

Founded in 2017, the Weizenbaum Institute researches the effects of advancing digitalization on our society. With its recommendations for action, it helps to ensure that the digital transformation is sustainable, self-determined and responsible. The Weizenbaum Institute is supported by a network of seven partners, including Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts, the University of Potsdam, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). The institute is funded by the BMBF and the state of Berlin. It is located in Berlin.

We are looking as of September 1, 2024 for a Student assistant (m/f/d) "Methods lab" with 10 hours per week. The position is initially limited until September 14, 2025. Further employment will be sought and is dependent on further funding approval.

Student assistant (m/f/d) "Methods lab"

Working field:

Work content:
The Methods Lab is the central office for the promotion, networking and coordination of methods training and consulting at the Weizenbaum Institute. In addition to ongoing research projects of the research groups, methodological research is also carried out and tools for collecting and analyzing digital data are developed. You can find out more about the team and its work here (

Your tasks:
\ Support in the planning, preparation and implementation of scientific events (e.g. workshops and lectures)
\ Maintenance of the Methods Lab website and blog, incl. writing own texts (
\ Support with documentation, presentations and publications (e.g., preparation of presentation slides, literature research, proofreading of texts)


\ At least two semesters in a social science-oriented subject such as journalism and communication studies, media and political communication, media informatics, sociology, political science, social psychology, computational social science
\ Interest in digitalization research and collaboration with researchers from different disciplines (e.g., social sciences and humanities, computer science, psychology, and law)
\ Knowledge of empirical research methods and statistics is an advantage
\ Good knowledge of English

What we offer:

\ Flexible working hours and the option of mobile working on a daily basis
\ Remuneration analogue to TV Stud III
\ Insight into current research and everyday scientific work
\ Close cooperation with the scientific staff
\ Inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Berlin (near Bahnhof Zoo) with broad, interdisciplinary networks in research, media and politics

How to apply:

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be given preference. We value diversity and welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age and sexual orientation. The Weizenbaum-Institut e.V. expressly encourages women and people with a history of migration to apply.

You can submit your application, consisting of a letter of motivation, CV and your current proof of matriculation, in our application portal by July 12, 2024. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maite Vöhl from our HR team (personal[at] at any time. We look forward to receiving your documents.