Become a Junior Researcher

ETHOS Lab, an experimental methods lab involved in both ethnographic practices and digital methods. It is a research community run by researchers and volunteer students. As a student, you have the opportunity of becoming part of this community by enrolling in the volunteer position ‘Junior Researcher’. We are recruiting new Junior Researchers right now with an application deadline 25 September 12:00 noon. 

Junior Researcher in the ETHOS Lab

A Junior Researcher is a talented, enthusiastic student who is interested in being part of an experimental research lab while contributing to informal knowledge sharing and being part of an academic community. The role is not paid but considered an extracurricular activity that comes with a community of research fellowship.

As a Junior Researcher you do a project in the lab – either related to the lab’s themes/projects or a project reflecting your own interest or experimentation. You are invited into a community of faculty researchers from ETHOS Lab’s affiliated research groups and other Lab members and staff from whom you will receive input and feedback on your project throughout the semesters. Your project can be related to a course or an individual project/thesis for which the student will receive ECTS point, but it is not required. As a Junior Researcher, you are expected to spend a minimum of three hours a week in the lab working on the research project and attending the bi-weekly staff meeting. In return, you are given access to the lab’s resources and tools, expertise, workshops, insight into the internal workings of the lab and the chance to influence its development. 

Main points of expectation and responsibilities for Junior Researcher:

  • Participate in the bi-weekly lab meeting (TBA)
  • Present your work (for feedback from faculty and other JRs) on your project at our informal Pitch & Play sessions.
    These sessions are taking place on 6. Oct and 3. Nov from 9-11:30 (it is mandatory to be available for these sessions
  • Write a blog post during or just after the completion of your JR project
  • Help out with volunteer tasks in the lab

In addition to sparring with faculty researchers and the ETHOS community about your project, we offer the lab space as a place to work (and hang out), the first bid at relevant academic events, access to software and workshops, and a great community of people dedicated to critical and experimental inquiry about the role of data and technology in society.

Inspiration from former Junior Researchers


How to apply

Please send a 1-page motivated application to by 12:00 on 25 September 2020.
ETHOS Lab is an interdisciplinary and diverse space and students from all study programmes are welcome.

As a Junior Researcher, you will primarily conduct and share a research project within the lab where you will get interdisciplinary feedback in the process.

Apply for the role by either:

  1. Suggesting your own project idea inspired by or related to some of the broad ETHOS research themes
  2. Propose a project on how you want to develop a tool related to how we methodologically can explore digital methods and/or ethnography practices.

It is not required for your project to be ECTS related or having an affiliated supervisor. You can find inspiration as for themes and project ideas on ETHOS website or contact Lab Manager Marie Blønd

The application should explain why you want to apply (motivation) and contain a description of your project idea. If the project is ECTS related, please include name of your supervisor. In addition, you may also add which relevant skills/knowledges you bring to the lab and community. For planning purposes, we ask you to submit an overview of your weekly study schedule.
ETHOS Lab is an interdisciplinary and diverse space and students from all study programmes are welcome.