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Vacancy Announcement: Research Assistant (10 hours per week)

The Chair for European and Multilevel Politics (Prof. Sven-Oliver Proksch) at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP) at the University of Cologne is looking for Research Assistant.

The desired start date is 1 February 2023. The research assistant will carry out automated text data collection tasks related to research projects at the Chair of European and Multilevel Politics.


  • Collect parliamentary speech data via web scraping
  • Support data quality checks in cooperation with team members
  • Preprocess and manage political science data


  • Experience with web scraping in R and/or Python
  • BA or MA student at the University of Cologne (or another University) with a background or strong interest in political research
  • Motivation, commitment, and ability to work independently
  • Willingness to learn advanced data management procedures
  • Good English language skills
  • Good grades

We offer: 

  • Pay according to standards of the University of Cologne for research assistants: at the moment 12,00 Euro/hour for BA students and 13,20 Euro/hour for students with a Bachelor degree.
  • Chance to gain first-hand experience in current research projects
  • Opportunity to improve or develop quantitative research skills
  • Participation in an international research team
  • Opportunity to write BA or MA theses supervised by members of the Chair 

Please submit your application in English or German (letter of motivation, CV, grade transcript, and possibly additional evidence of qualifications) as a single PDF file to lukas.hetzerSpamProtectionwiso.uni-koeln.de. Application deadline is 16 December 2022. Job talks will be held in the beginning of January.

Further Information as PDF