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Research Assistant / Junior Researcher in Media Law (f/m/d)

Research Assistant / Junior Researcher in Media Law (f/m/d)

Hamburg, 05 February 2020. For a project at the Bayerischen Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation (bidt) [Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt)], an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, we are looking for a Research Assistant / Junior Researcher in Media Law (f/m/d) in Munich.

The position is for 65% per week of a full-time position and limited to 2 years; the remuneration is based on E13 TV-L.

The project "Coding Public Value: Public Service Media and Software for the Common Good" asks how software can be developed that is not only based on business models but also on the public good, user interests and functional tasks under media law. The project translates aspects of media law, user orientation and the integration of political and social stakeholders into approaches and methods of software engineering and into institutional, political and regulatory proposals.

The project is carried out by the Digital Media Lab des Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich, the Department of Media and Communication, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg (HBI) and fortiss GmbH, Munich. The scientific project office, which is financed by bidt and located there, is coordinated together with HBI and is the media law bridgehead in this interdisciplinary project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independent legal work within the project "Coding Public Value" with the focus on the identification and analysis of the constitutional, legal and sub-legal functions of public broadcasting
  • Participation in interdisciplinary project modules that illuminate the legal requirements and their design with a view to their operationalisation and formalisation in IT processes
  • Coordinating tasks, in particular
    • Support for the organisation of scientific events, workshops and project meetings within the project and its sub-modules
    • Support in the preparation and implementation of the project's own events (workshops, reviews, conferences)
    • Transfer, coordination and agreement activities with project colleagues and stakeholders from media regulation and media policy
The workplace is located in Munich. It is expected to travel regularly to the project partner in Hamburg.

Your Profile

  • At least a first state examination in law or a comparable foreign degree, preferably with a focus on media or communication law
  • Pronounced interest in the project topic, in particular media law requirements for or their concretization by public service providers
  • Fluent in German and good knowledge of English
  • Desire for interdisciplinary cooperation in an agile project team
  • Basic knowledge of project management and interest in German media policy are beneficial
  • Initial experience in scientific project work is also desirable.
Within the scope of the position, there is the possibility of writing a dissertation in law.

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a member of the Diversity Charter and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We therefore expressly welcome applications from people with a migration background. We advocate gender equality and strive to increase the proportion of women in research. Applications from women are therefore expressly welcome; women are given preferential consideration if they have the same aptitude, qualifications and professional performance, unless reasons relating to the person of a competitor predominate.

Within the framework of the provisions of the Social Code, Book IX, applications by disabled persons are given priority in the event of equal suitability.

Please send your application with meaningful application documents (attachment exclusively in a PDF file) to [email protected] by 20 March 2020

Please read the data protection information. With your online application you confirm that you have read the information sheet and agree to the collection of personal data in the context of the application to the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Contact

For technical questions please contact:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, [email protected], phone 040 450217-0
Dr. Stephan Dreyer, [email protected], phone 040 450217-33

For all other questions, please contact Martina Klein, [email protected], Tel. 089 540235640.

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