Communicating the COVID-19 Crisis

A Comparative Analysis of Crisis Communication by Governments and Heads of State


Research Assistant

From 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2023, 20 hours/week.



The student assistant will support the project team in collecting data, developing the coding scheme, and coding material. S/he will have the opportunity to write an MA thesis on a question related to the topic of the project.


Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in the University of Innsbruck’s political science programme (BA or MA, active by 30 September 2021)
  • Basic skills in quantitative methods for the social sciences
  • Proficiency (C1) in English and intermediate command of German (B1), additional languages are an asset.
  • Willingness to take further training in analytics methods and software (including R)
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Social competence



The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for the position of a student assistant is 1,073.70 EUR per month (incl. tax, 14 times/year).



Please send your application to using the subject line "Application CommCOVID LASTNAME" no later than 25 July 2021. The application has to include the following documents:

  • CV
  • letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)




Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)  

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