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Job offer 3003-2021

The Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) is an independent research institute with a focus on knowledge acquisition, application and exchange through digital media. It is a member of the Leibniz-Association and is committed to international standards of scientific excellence.  

The research network “Human-Agent Interaction” is comprised of several research projects that investigate how interaction with intelligent, language-based software agents affect human performance and acceptance. For a position in the project “The influence of AI-supported communication on interpersonal impression formation”, to be filled at the earliest possible date with an initial fixed term of 6 months, we are looking for a motivated

student assistant

(research assistant, certified or non-certified)
20-40 hours/month

Your responsibilities:

  • Development of style-transfer-systems for the translation between different emotional tonalities
  • Integration of the developed systems in online research environments
  • Assistance with studies that examine the perception and use of such systems
  • Assistance with preparation of test material
  • Literature research

Your profile:

  • Student in informatics, computer linguistics, machine learning or related field, undergraduate degree is an advantage
  • Experience with the use of neuronal machine translation sytems (e.g. FairSeq)
  • Experience with the use and development of open source systems based on deep learning architecture
  • Good English skills; German skills are an advantage
  • Knowledge about psychological emotion theories is a plus

We offer active scientific mentoring and integration into highly topical, interdisciplinary research, as well as the opportunity for further qualification in the area of neuronal machine translation systems and implementation of systems in scientific contexts. 

For questions or other concerns feel free to contact Ms Josephine Hagedorn via E-Mail: j.hagedorn@iwm-tuebingen or Tel.: +49 7071/979-231 or Dr. Roman Klinger via E-Mail:

Please send your meaningful application (as a single PDF-file) via E-Mail to, quoting the reference number 3003-2021.

In addition to your application letter, applications should include a short resume, a copy of your diploma(s), your current performance record and enrolment verification.

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72076 Tübingen

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