Student Assistant Position at the Chair of Sociology of Science

The Chair of Sociology of Science (Prof.Dr. Silke Beck), TUM Department of Science, Technology & Society, is seeking support from a student assistant as soon as possible.


  • Assistance in the preparation of teaching
  • Assistance in the organization of events
  • Scientific research, data entry and organizational tasks
  • Literature research, literature management in relevant databases, editorial support in the submission of scientific articles


Qualifications and requirements

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office programs
  • Language skills:
  • Advantageous: Very good German and English language skills.
  • Required: Very good German or English language skills
  • Studies (Bachelor or Master) at TUM or another university
  • Interest in scientific work and organization
  • Ability to work in a structured, time-efficient manner and to independently implement assigned tasks
  • Reliability and accuracy


Working hours

The working hours are between 7-10 hours per week.


Start and duration of employment

  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Contract duration is subject to a possible recruitment interview


If interested, send an email with your resume and a one-page cover letter (in one pdf) to by October 30. Please indicate “Application” in the subject line.


About us:

The overarching goal of our research group is to connect research on science in society with practical engagement in advisory bodies and societal co-production in an interactive and reflexive way. The group explores and facilitates the emergence of new forums of collaboration among diverse societal actors from science, civil society, policy, and business, as well as new formats of knowledge production and governance (e.g., public engagement, responsible science, co-creation of knowledge, science-policy interface). We are also developing the analytical framework for theoretical and practical approaches to understanding these novel forms of knowledge production and evaluating their scientific performance and societal impact, including their evaluation criteria. By creating a space for public engagement and critical reflection, our research aims to find theoretical and practical solutions to relevant and pressing scientific and societal challenges, such as those arising from rapid global climate change and emerging technologies (e.g. negative emissions technologies).

Questions driving research in our group include: How do risk framing, trust, and underlying social arrangements differ across technology sectors, regions, and cultures? What are long-term and short-term risks and benefits (vulnerability and resilience implications) (i.e., undertaken by whom, how, where, and at what cost)? How do societal stakeholders envision a desirable and sustainable future? How will science and technology be assessed and regulated in an international environment? How can we make emerging research and technologies responsible, sustainable, conscious, and inclusive?


Learn more about the TUM STS Department and the research group online:

Related News in this category