Student Assistants (project)

To support our research project on (everyday) racism, we are recruiting (conditional on the approval of funds)
one or two student assistants
(students without Bachelor’s degree Uni Mannheim)
(9-19 hours per week, duration: October to December 2020)


  • General support of the short project “‘Where are you actually from?’ – Exploration of under-researched experiences of everyday racism offline and online”
  • Programming of questionnaires with online tools (e.g., Unipark)
  • Coding of open text answers within quantitative surveys
  • If applicable, the translation of answers from foreign languages
  • Literature research and acquisition


  • Studying sociology (or other social or economic science) in a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Mannheim
  • Interest in the project subject, particularly in experiences with ethnic discrimination
  • Good knowledge in the field of data collection
  • Good knowledge in the field of coding of open text answers
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office software
  • Desirable: experience with programming of questionnaire
  • Knowledge in one of the following languages is desirable, but not necessary: Russian, Turkish, Polish, Arabic

Please apply by sending the following documents until at latest 11 September 2020 per email to marvin.brinkmann [at] and to fgerdon [at]

  • Cover letter and short CV
  • List of previously taken courses (with grades)

or postal:

Universität Mannheim
Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)
Marvin Brinkmann
68131 Mannheim

Further information on the project:
The project is conducted jointly by researched of the MZES, the University of Mannheim, and the University of Bielefeld. The leadership at the University of Mannheim is taken by Marvin Brinkmann, doctoral candidate in the area of migration and welfare state at the MZES. We want to conduct an online survey with individuals with migration background on their experiences with (everyday) racism in online and offline contexts. To this end, we use open-ended questions, amongst others. The answers to this question are to be coded systematically. With these data, we want to improve the understanding of experiences with ethnic discrimination of individuals with migration background and to advance the development of data collection instruments to better measure such experiences.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact is via the email adresses given above.

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