Researcher (m/f/d) at the research group "Digitalisation and Networked Security"
Weizenbaum-Institut e. V.
The Weizenbaum-Institut e.V invites you to apply for the position of
Researcher (m/f/d) at the research group „Digitalisation and Networked Security“
The start date of this position (100%) is 01. December 2023
The Weizenbaum Institute conducts interdisciplinary and basic research on the transformation of society through digitalisation, developing possible approaches and strategies for policymakers, businesses, and civil society. The institute’s aim is to better understand the dynamics, mechanisms, and implications of digitalisation. To this end, the Weizenbaum Institute examines the ethical, legal, economic, and political aspects of the digital transformation. Its guiding values comprise self-determination and sustainability in the digital society. The Weizenbaum Institute is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The research group Digitalisation and Networked Security studies networked security as an essential component of (digital) public services in order to detect cascading emergencies at an early stage, to keep people informed in an optimal and trustworthy way and to indicate options for action. It focuses in particular on the analysis of uncertainties and the handling of non-knowledge in the use of digital technologies in the context of warnings.
Development and successful implementation of an independent research project in the research group's subject area.
Publication of research results in international and national journals
Presentation of research results at national and international conferences and workshops
Participation in further research projects and events of the group
Participation in events at the Weizenbaum Institute, such as workshops and colloquia
Participation in science communication initiatives and organisational tasks of the research group
Master's degree (or equivalent) completed with very good results in the field of communication science, sociology, geography, psychology, political science, business informatics or related disciplines.
Interest in and proven affinity for researching topics on risk and security, warning the population, vulnerability, early warning systems and/or digitalisation in civil protection from a social or behavioural science perspective.
Experience in the application of empirical social research methods
Very good written and spoken English and German skills (C 1)
Organisational talent, independence and ability to work in a team
A strong interdisciplinary orientation.
The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract until September 2025; an extension is possible depending on a positive funding approval and evaluation of Weizenbaum Institute;
Innovative working environment: in the centre of Berlin in a dynamic, internationally networked scientific environment
Remuneration up to TVöD (public service remuneration scale) E 13 (check gross salary estimate here: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/)
Health care schemes, annual bonus, company pension plan and reduced monthly ticket for public transport (Deutschland-Ticket Job)
Attractive working conditions: work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours, 30 days' holiday per year and the possibility to work remotely
Career development through a variety of event formats, further training opportunities and cross-institutional networks
Achieving more together: great team spirit in a competent and open working environment
Modern working facilities: top equipment and innovative tools for interdisciplinary cooperation
Optimal transport connections: attractive location with very good public transport connections
Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential consideration. We value diversity and welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, and sexual orientation. The Weizenbaum-Institut e.V. explicitly encourages women as well as persons with a migration background to apply.
The application must include:
Letter of motivation, CV, references (and publication list, if applicable)
Text excerpts of the two most important written papers e.g., chapters from the thesis, research paper with reference to the relevant topics
Short exposé with a proposal for independent research related to the vacancy announcement
Please submit your application by 30. September, via our applicant portal. If you have any technical questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Maite from our HR department (personal[at]weizenbaum-institut.de) at any time.
We look forward to receiving your documents.