Co-Design Research Assistant (f/m/x)

Working Student, Part-time · Berlin

About the Role

The project IDEAL 4.0 funded by the BMAS (German Federal Office for Social Affairs and Labour) is a collaboration of CODE University of Applied Sciences and Oberlinhaus in Potsdam as well as three other institutions training people with disabilities or offering a workplace at workshops. The overall goal is to support people with disabilities to enter the first labour market with a digital product. CODE is the research partner of the project currently finalizing qualitative research transitioning into co-designing the actual product. This is where someone interested in making experiences in a research project is welcome to join our team and support with documentation, data preparation, co-creation of digital prototypes and taking over small parts in a bigger app development team.

As a Co-Design Research Assistant (f/m/x) we’re ideally looking for someone who is able to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Supporting academic research with qualitative methods

  • Hands-on work in the field of prototyping 

  • Evaluating prototypes in-situ with proper users 

To be successful in this, we’re looking for someone with the following skillset:

  • You are a reliable and feel comfortable collaborating digitally, so that you can quickly interact with our distributed research team.

  • You enjoy working your way into new digital tools, so that you can quickly learn all of the tools we are using. 

  • You have first experience in prototyping, so that you can support designing prototypes independently. 

  • You have previous experience with qualitative research, so that you can actively support our research team from day one.

  • You are interested in the project topic of inclusive education and work, to fully engage with our project's goals.

  • You have a high proficiency in German (C2) to be able to transcribe German interviews.

  • You have a high proficiency in English (C1) so you can easily navigate within the international project team.

We fully appreciate that the boundaries of your knowledge are where you start to grow, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t bring everything we need today. We want to create our future together.


For every position at CODE we also need you to meet the following requirements:

  • Having a German bank account so we can pay you

  • The right to work and primary residence in Germany so that we are allowed to employ you

  • Enrollment as a regular student at a university in Germany (You will need to provide your Certificate of Enrollment before starting this position)


If beyond this you bring along any of the following, it would really give our team an edge. Keep in mind that none of these points are requirements though:

  • Feeling knowledgeable in Figma to support digital design processes

  • Have successfully done ID_06 and ID_08 to apply these gained skills in practice


This role is suitable for an enthusiastic working student with some experience. As such, we’re offering a salary of 15,00€ (gross) per hour, with a maximum of 20 hours per week - outside of the lecture period up to 40 hours. This role is available from January 2023 and initially limited to 12 months (to 31 December 2023) with a possible extension until summer 2024 pending the grant.

About us

CODE is a newly-founded private university of applied sciences that is embedded into the vibrant network of Berlin’s digital economy. At the core of our study programs is a self-directed project-based learning concept. Together with a network of partner organizations, our goal is to provide students with practical, real-world, and digitally-oriented education and the ability to face the technological and social changes and challenges of tomorrow.

We have a strong commitment to our community, to supporting and learning from each other, to development, and to building a healthy work atmosphere. CODE values different perspectives and is committed to a respectful, inclusive and diverse work environment.

About Working At CODE

CODE’s atmosphere is creative and dynamic with an international team in the heart of Berlin. We value your strengths and will support you with your professional development as well as a fair compensation. Most importantly, joining CODE means being a part of a passionate team who is shaping the future of higher education. 

CODE values different perspectives and is committed to a respectful and inclusive work environment and encourages people of all genders, backgrounds, and origins to apply.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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