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Junior Researcher (m/f/d) in Media Law with a Focus on Protection of Minors from Harmful Media

Junior Researcher (m/f/d) in Media Law with a Focus on Protection of Minors from Harmful Media

The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) has an immediate vacancy for the following position within the BMBF-funded project "SIKID - Security for Children in the Digital World":

Junior Researcher (m/f/d) in media law with a focus on
protection of minors from harmful media (TV-L 13, 65%)

The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in Hamburg is one of the leading institutes in its field in Europe. The HBI investigates media change and the associated structural changes in public communication. It combines basic research and research for knowledge transfer from a cross-media, interdisciplinary and independent scientific perspective.
As part of the BMBF-funded project "Sicherheit für Kinder in der digitalen Welt - Regulierung verbessern, Akteure vernetzen, Kinderrechte umsetzen (SIKID) [Safety for Children in the Digital World - Improving Regulation, Networking Actors, Implementing Children's Rights (SIKID)]", the Institute is examining the risks to children's safety in online communication within an interdisciplinary research network. Among other things, it is conducting a systematic review of the relevant legal and regulatory framework, including the relevant stakeholder groups, with the aim of identifying obstacles and opportunities in terms of regulation, procedures, technical solutions and media literacy. The focus lies on normative programmes under criminal law, youth protection law, data protection law as well as civil and consumer protection law and the initiatives and offers for counselling, prevention and media education. The project aims to compare the classical approaches of legal youth media protection with the preventive approaches of educational youth media protection - especially with regard to the preservation and implementation of children's rights - and thus contribute to the improvement of resilience, legal framework and the interlocking of the actors.
Job advertisment as PDF
  • Independent legal work within the framework of the project "SIKID - Safety for Children in the Digital World" according to your qualification level;
  • Coordinating tasks within the project, in particular:
  • Support in the preparation and implementation of the HBI-responsible parts of the investigation, including the preparation of (youth media protection) legal expertises and expert opinions;
  • Supporting the organisation and follow-up of scientific events, expert workshops and project meetings within the framework of the project;
  • Preparation of research findings for scientific publications and presentations;
  • Coordination and coordination activities with colleagues of the project network and, if necessary, with relevant stakeholder groups.
  • At least a first state examination in law or a comparable foreign degree;
  • A strong interest in the project topics of youth media protection and child safety online as well as in interdisciplinary cooperation within the project network;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Very good language skills in spoken and written German;
  • Good language skills in spoken and written English;
  • Initial experience in scientific project work is also desirable.
What We Offer
Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L). EG13 TV-L is provided for this position. The weekly working time is 65% of a full-time position. The position is initially limited to three years due to the duration of the project.
The place of work is Hamburg. Within the framework of the research project, the opportunity for a doctorate will be granted.
Compliance with the guidelines for severely disabled persons and the regulations of the law on part-time work is guaranteed. We promote professional equality for all genders.
Your Application
Please send your application with a meaningful cover letter and all relevant documents in a PDF document with the subject "RW21-16" by 4 October 2021 by e-mail to bewerbung@leibniz-hbi.de.
Dr Stephan Dreyer (s.dreyer@leibniz-hbi.de) will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please note the data protection notice that your application documents will be processed and stored in the context of filling the position.



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