Research Assistant Digital Footprint Experiment

Research Assistant Digital Footprint Experiment

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16 Nov 3 Dec Amsterdam

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Job description

How much do we think about the ecological impact of our digital lifestyles? And – what if we knew more about it? For the project Energy Labels for Ecologically Sustainable Digital Services - A Technological, Behavioural, and Legal Perspective (2023 - 2024), we are looking for a research assistant to help programme and carry out a behavioural experiment and produce a policy analysis of the experimental data between December 2023 and the end of the academic year. The experiment has the ultimate goal of promoting responsible and environmentally-friendly consumer behavior in the digital space. The research assistant will undertake a dynamic mix of tasks shared with and guided by a more experienced RA.

What are you going to do?
  • Review of the literature and sourcing of information
  • Programming a simple experiment
  • Organizing the logistics
  • Finally running the experiment at the UvA’s laboratory for social experiments (CREED)


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The ideal candidate:
  • Third year BA student or MA student with curiosity for research and an affinity with interdisciplinary work
  • Mature, dependable, precise, and capable of respecting deadlines
  • Ready to take responsibility for the success of the project, exert agency, and think pro-actively and independently towards solutions to obstacles
  • Strong communication skills and team-work capabilities
  • Some affinity with computer programming is a plus (not necessary)

In addition:
  • Availability of ca 0,15 FTE (ca 6 hours per week) on average between December 2023 and June 2024
  • The time involvement will peak in the 3-4 weeks during which the experiment will be run (these weeks can be decided together and will require the student to commit for about 12-17 hours per week)

Conditions of employment

  • Interesting work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Supervision by experienced researchers
  • Depending on your wishes and involvement – and on the rest of the project – co-authorship in a possible publication
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for Dutch universities

Your salary will be €2.846 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.


Amsterdam Law School

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

Amsterdam Law School
Committed, responsible and open-minded. This is how we at the Amsterdam Law School view the role of law in a constantly changing (international) society. With over 5,000 students and 550 staff, we are one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate legal professionals who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of actually contributing to solutions for society. We respond to social developments through innovative and pioneering research. In this way, we always keep in touch with society.

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  • Education
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 12361


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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