Position as student research assistant in DFG-funded project

7-10 hours/week; Deadline: 13. March 2022; Start: as soon as possible

The Chair of Science and Technology Policy at the Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is searching for a student research assistant to support a DFG-funded project led by Dr. Susanne Koch. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

About the project

The project “Science as a field of struggle: a multi-method empirical study of inequality and its epistemic effects in forest research” seeks to enhance the understanding of how dimensions of inequality in academia intersect and impact on knowledge production, using forest science as empirical case. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and involves international collaboration with partners at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST, Stellenbosch University, South Africa), the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS, Leiden University, The Netherlands) and the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI).

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Supporting the project team with:

  • desk research
  • sourcing of literature
  • data preparation and coding
  • assistance in organising travels and meetings
  • transcription of interviews (English and German)
  • proof-reading of texts (English and German)
  • preparing texts for publication
  • creating and managing the project homepage


Qualifications and requirements:

  • experience with Microsoft Office
  • very good English and German language skills (spoken and written)
  • basic knowledge on social science (qualitative) research
  • experience in webdesign/creation of homepages
  • former transcription experience advantageous
  • ability to work in a structured manner and to complete assigned tasks independently and timely
  • reliability and accuracy
  • interest in research activities and the themes of the project
  • enrollment in a Bachelor or Master study program at the TUM or another university


We offer:

  • Insights and participation in an international research project in the field of science studies at one of the leading STS Departments in Germany
  • Flexible working hours
  • Payment according to the according to the remuneration rates of the Technical University of Munich


Working hours:

The working hours will be 7-10 hours per week.

Start and duration of employment:

  • Start: as soon as possible.
  • The duration of employment will be discussed as part of the job interview.


Please send your application consisting of your CV and a motivational letter (max. 1 page) as one pdf document to or via post using the address below. Deadline for applications is March 13 2022. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Susanne Koch (

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Susanne Koch (

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Technische Universität München
TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Department of Science, Technology and Society
Dr. Susanne Koch
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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