Jobs (at) empirica

empirica communication and technology research is an independent research and consulting company with a strong international orientation. For 30 years we have been working for numerous clients in five business areas: Energy, Digital Skills & Work, Research & Innovation, Digital Health & Care, Inclusive Society.

Join us and you can expect to work on topical issues that connect the worlds of science, industry, and politics, in collaboration with policymakers and practitioners across Europe. Contribute your ideas and expertise as part of our interdisciplinary, international project teams, and benefit from a collaborative working and learning environment with flat organisational structures.

 

For Students

empirica offers student jobs to work in an open-minded, interdisciplinary team in the framework of European and international projects. The applicant must have a German residence (including German social security number and tax number).  

Ideally the applicant is still at the beginning of his or her main courses or at the end of the basic courses to be available as student assistant for a longer period (at least one year). The more intensive he or she is engaged in the daily project work, the wider the area of tasks could be.  

empirica also offers the possibility for students to complete Bachelor and Master theses as part of European project work. In cooperation with university tutors, we offer extensive support during the preparation of such a thesis work. 

This may be your first step towards a career in consulting and research. Several of our consultants started to work for empirica as a student and were hired when they had obtained their university degree. We offer the following positions for students.

a) Assistant in European projects

Students from various backgrounds, such as economics, social and political sciences, IT, geography and communication / media studies from universities and applied universities.  

Requirements: 

  • good command of the English language (in writing and communication). German or other European languages are an asset. 

  • interest in at least on of the following ICT–related topics: digital health, innovation society, entrepreneurship, renewable energy, digitalisation 

  • motivation to quickly get familiarised with the topic at hand 

  • contributing with new qualitative and quantitative research methods (skills in statistics and/or other social science empirical methods) 

  • Very good command of MS Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, OneNote) 

  • Excellent communication skills, including some knowledge of digital communication and media (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Content Management Systems, etc.) 

b) Assistant for the analysis and presentation of statistical data

Students from various backgrounds, such as economics, sociology, geography, communication and media sciences, mathematics, informatics and others from universities and applied universities.  

Requirements: 

  • high affinity towards data and particularly statistical datasets, 

  • first experiences with methods of empirical social research and with the processing of datasets, as well as willingness to quickly familiarise with new methods, 

  • Very good command of MS Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, OneNote) 

  • enthusiasm for the cooperation in international projects within future-oriented subjects. 

Further desired skills: 

  • experience with professional statistics software (e.g. SPSS and Excel) or willingness to quickly learn these, 

  • a good command of the English and German language, both written and verbal.

c) Assistant for webdesign and website maintenance

Basic requirements: 

  • HTML and CSS skills 

  • Experience in setting–up websites according to current W3C standards (HTML, CSS) 

  • Basic layouting / graphic design skills 

  • Ability to work independently on a management–by–objectives basis 

Further desired skills: 

  • Experience with Wordpress and Elementor

  • Experience with Plesk

  • Experience with HTML5 and CSS3 

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills 

  • Experience in the creation of accessible websites (according to W3C WCAG) 

  • Programming skills (Java, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Ruby) 

  • References: own web projects, project work experience 

empirica’s team is open-minded, interdisciplinary and used to work in a high-profile ICT environment. Further to the technical tasks , we offer numerous opportunities to also engage in content-related project work on various issues. Whatever you do, there will be experienced colleagues near at hand to provide advice and support.  

How to apply: 

To apply for a student job or thesis placement, please send us a statement of interest with a short CV and information about your studies, main examinations taken, skills in empirical methods, interests, IT skills. 

Applications for thesis placements should be sent about 2–4 months prior to the desired start. 

Please send applications by e–mail to: applications (at) empirica.com 

Please understand that we cannot reply to unspecific requests for internships or jobs without any information about the applicant and his or her interest.