Student assistant (m/f/d) in the OrA Project | HIIG

Student assistant (m/f/d) in the OrA Project

09 July 2020

Do you have experience in research and interest in pursuing topics related to the “digitalization of higher education” with a fantastic team? Are you passionate about exploring the interaction between science and society? Then you are the perfect addition to our team. 

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is looking for a committed student assistant as soon as possible

Student assistant (m/f/d) in the OrA Project
(80 hours/month)

In the research program “Knowledge and Society”, we investigate the transformation of knowledge production, organization, and communication through digital innovations. Our current research project, OrA (“Organizational Adaptivity in the German Higher Education Context”) explores the digitalization of higher education, with a focus placed on examining teaching and learning innovations.

Your tasks:

  • Conducting independent research in the field of higher education and organizational research (e.g. literature review)
  • Qualitative coding of documents and transcripts with MaxQDA
  • (Co)writing (academic) texts and proofreading
  • Assisting in the organization of fieldwork (e.g. interviews)
  • Supporting the planning of events (e.g. workshops) and reporting
  • Supporting external communication (e.g. for our website) 

Your qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a higher education institution; preferably in a social science degree program
  • Interest in the research focus of the OrA project
  • Ideally experience with qualitative data analysis (content analysis, coding)
  • Experience in writing academic texts 
  • Fluent in English and German 
  • Enjoys working in an interdisciplinary research team and has the ability to communicate across disciplines
  • Possess an independent and reliable workstyle, in addition to a curious mindset and passion for innovative thinking and collaboration 

What we offer you: 

  • Tackling forward-looking and exciting topics related to higher education  and science research
  • Working on a variety of research-related tasks
  • Opportunities to conduct academic research and make many new contacts within the HIIG network
  • A highly motivated team that works very closely together and committed colleagues from various disciplines in a forward-looking institute in the heart of Berlin
  • The remuneration is based on the Berlin collective agreement for student employees (12,50€/hour)

Application Process:

Please submit your application with a short cover letter, CV, relevant certificates and your availability via our online form (in German or English). The review of applications will start on 22. July 2020, but the call for applications will remain open until a suitable applicant has been found. The careful screening and selection of our new team members is very important to us and we ask for your understanding as we will conduct several selection interviews during the process. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Melissa Laufer (

We look forward to your application!


Melissa Laufer, Dr.

Researcher: Knowledge & Society

About HIIG

The HIIG researches the development of the internet from a societal perspective with the aim to better understand the digitalisation of all spheres of life.

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