Num. of employees:
19 hours/ week
Starting date (earliest):
At the earliest possible
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EnglishThe Weizenbaum Institute is looking for a student assistant for a 19
hours/week position, starting as soon as possible.Working field:
Would you like to research new forms of propaganda in the Digital Age? Are you interested in online content, social media, and search engines? Would you like to develop research skills that will help you in your career? Join us as a research assistant in the newly established research group “Platform Algorithms and Digital Propaganda” at Weizenbaum Institute under the supervision of Dr. Elizaveta Kuznetsova.
The research group “Platform Algorithms and Digital Propaganda” investigates the ‘information ecosystem' on search engines and social media platforms to understand how algorithmic systems are designed and how the audience perceives them. We analyse the organisation of information filtering algorithms and their relationship with disruptive influence, such as Russian online propaganda. Moreover, we study how platforms reconcile market-driven algorithmic organisation with their role as de- facto gatekeepers of information and the social responsibility this entails.
The work of the research group is structured around the three elements of the information ecosystem: the online content, platforms' algorithms, and online audiences. To analyse these elements, we employ a mixed-method research design that combines qualitative and quantitative content analysis, agent-based algorithmic auditing, and qualitative interviews. The student assistant could potentially become a co-author on project publications depending on the type and extent of the contributions made.
If you do not fit to all the criteria but nevertheless think that you could be a good fit to the group, we encourage you to apply.
For questions about the group, please reach out to the research group leader Dr. Elizaveta Kuznetsova (elizaveta.kuznetsovaatweizenbaum- institut.de). Pre-application inquiries are explicitly encouraged.
Please submit your application by December 15th, 2022, via our applicant portal (link attached). If you have any technical questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Maite from our HR department (personalatweizenbaum-institut.de) at any time.
We look forward to receiving your documents.Make an Application
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Cover letter, describing your research interests, skills, and your fit to the research group; CV; Complete record of your courses, including grades and an explanation of the grading system; The names and contact information of at least two academic references (please do not include the letters themselves); A link to/ a copy of a written work product. Examples: thesis, course project, blog post, etc.