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Student Assistant (f/d/m) 41h/month - Focus: Implementation

We are looking for a student assistant (41h/month) for our WerteRadar project. The position is limited until December 31, 2023.

Identifier: HCC2023-SHKWR
Application deadline: Jun 05, 2023 (extended)

The Human-Centered Computing Research Group (HCC) at the Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin is an interdisciplinary team that engages in research and teaching in the areas of collaborative computing and human-computer interaction (HCI) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn.

Technology should complement and support humans in their decision making, but not replace them. Based on this premise, we explore technologies that we understand as sociotechnical systems embedded in specific contexts of use. We therefore primarily investigate the interrelationships and entanglements of data, algorithms, people, social context, and environment. Our goal is to contribute to the responsible design and development of value-driven, socially-oriented, and sustainable technology.

Our current focus is on machine learning technologies that we contextualize in terms of privacy, reflection, and interpretability. Our theory-driven research includes both an empirical and an engineering dimension. Our methodological approaches are based on human-centered, participatory design. 

Part of the research group is the HCC Data Lab, where we open our research methods to other scholars and civil society through interdisciplinary, participatory workshops. 

The HCC research group is committed to open source software, open science and free access to knowledge.

Field of Activity

Are you a student in computer science or a related field interested in how reflective health data donation can be designed using human-computer interaction methods?

As a student assistant in the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) research group, you can do that by assisting us in our research on health data donation. One of our research goals is to enable patients to make informed decisions about data donation through novel user interface design approaches. For example, these approaches are tested with users in online studies. You will support us in this testing, primarily in the implementation of the WerteRadar research project, and work closely with the team of the HCC research group.

Your responsibilities

  • Assist with research tasks (literature review, research of state-of-the-art approaches)

  • Support in implementation of interfaces in the form of interactive software prototypes

  • Support in the design, implementation and execution of (online) user studies 

  • Support in the processing and statistical analysis of collected data from user studies

Our values

  • We are committed to open source software, open science, and free access to knowledge

  • We offer an open, interdisciplinary, and dynamic working environment where all people with different backgrounds and experiences are welcome

  • Regular team exchange and promotion of your individual qualities and skills

Your skills (preferred)

  • Registered student in the field of computer science, media informatics, data science, mathematics or similar

  • Basic knowledge in web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

  • Good German and English language skills (level B2)

  • Independent and reliable way of working and a pronounced willingness to learn


Please use the online form of the official job announcement to apply for this position. [1]


  • Disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

  • Freie Universität Berlin expressly encourages women to apply.

  • Applications from people with a migration background are expressly welcome.

  • Unfortunately, Freie Universität Berlin cannot cover the costs of interviews.

  • Application documents will not be returned. Please submit copies of your documents only.

[1] Application form