Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften - Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft Weizenbaum-InstitutResearch Associate (m/f/d) Full-time job Limited to 14.09.2022 Entgeltgruppe 14 TV-L FU Reference code: DII-FG13-PostDoc Bewerbungsende: 30.08.2021

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The "Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society" (see https://weizenbaum-institut.de/ ), which researches the interactions between digitization and society, began its work in Berlin in September 2017. The research program focuses on current and long-term social changes that are emerging in connection with digitalization. One focus is on the intersection of social, economic, and legal sciences with design research and computer science. Interdisciplinary research and the exploration of concrete solutions in practical labs are combined with knowledge transfer in politics, business and society.
The position is within the Research Group "Digital Citizenship”. The research group deals with the question of how political and social participation is changing against the background of changes in the supply and use of online media. In particular, it examines the conditions for political participation at the individual level and asks which role values, norms, experiences and attitudes play in these processes of change. One focus of the work is the long-term observation of these processes through a panel survey conducted at the Weizenbaum Institute in cooperation with the FU Berlin.
The vacancies will be filled subject to financing and the duration of employment is limited to the end of the funding period.

Job description:
- coordination of the tasks of the Research Group “Digital Citizenship”
- supervision and further development of the Weizenbaum Panel in cooperation with other research groups at the Weizenbaum Institute
- planning and execution of research projects within the scope of the research group
- advancement of the research program of the research group in cooperation with the Principal Investigator
- supervision of doctoral projects within the Research Group
- participation in group and institution overlapping activities of the Weizenbaum Institute such as conferences, transfer formats with partners of the research network as well as formats that will support the interdisciplinary character of the institute
- representation and external presentation of the Research Group
- participation in the planning and organization of meetings and conferences
- moderation of project meetings
- cooperation in the compilation of reports and the evaluation
- Publication of research results

- Doctoral Degree in either Media and Communication Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology or Social Sciences

(Professional) Experience:
- advanced knowledge of quantitative survey research in the field of communication studies, preferably in CATI mode
- experiences in the field of research on political public sphere communication with a special focus on the research of media content, individual communication and participation, political communication public sphere or political campaigns
- leadership experience
- advanced knowledge of empirical, qualitative and quantitative methods of digital methods in the field of communication research (e.g. Data Mining, automated text analyses, network analyses)
- experiences in the execution of externally funded projects
- experiences with interdisciplinary cooperations
- experiences in the organization of meetings and conferences
- experienced application knowledge in the field of statistical analyses

- interest in interdisciplinary work
- ability to produce reliable work results under high time pressure
- high sense of responsibility
- ability to work well in a team
- independent way of working
- very good command of English
- communication skills
- strong organizational talent
- ability to meet deadlines
- willingness to travel

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Mr. Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer: mona.plenker@fu-berlin.de .

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft


Mr. Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer

Garystr. 55

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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