Open positions

ETHOS Lab, an experimental methods lab involved in both ethnographic practices and digital methods, is run by a staff of researchers and students, some of which are volunteers. This page details any openings currently available in the lab.

Student involvement

There are several ways to join the ETHOS Lab community as a student at The IT University of Copenhagen. As ETHOS Lab is an interdisciplinary space, students from all study programmes are welcome.

  • Apply to become a Junior Researcher (see how to below)
  • Join the community by subscribing to the lab’s newsletter, Twitter and Facebook group
  • Come and volunteer in the lab community getting involved with events, workshops, ongoing research etc.

Apply to become a Junior Researcher

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.

We have planned for the Junior Researcher role to last for 2 semesters, but for anyone with ECTS or MSc thesis projects, we will of course make exceptions to accommodate official deadlines.  

A Junior Researcher’s role

As a Junior Researcher, you will primarily conduct and share a research project within the lab. 
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 have an affiliated supervisor. You can find inspiration as for themes and project ideas here or contact Lab Manager Marie Blønd

The Community, workshops, sprints

As a Junior Researcher/volunteer, you will be part of a community of students and researchers that aim to mutually inspire and learn in the process. We will have several workshops, study groups and social hangouts. As the lab is community driven, it is expected that you engage in, participate and contribute as well as find motivation in sharing your skills and the progress of your research/studies.

We expect:

  • You are an enrolled student at the IT University of Copenhagen.
  • You conduct a research project/idea and present minimum twice.
  • Contribute to and engage in events and initiatives in the ETHOS Lab (approximately 3 hrs/week depending on your project work).
  • Obligatory attendance at minimum 2 staff meetings a month.
  • That you adhere to the communication platforms and rules of the lab.
  • That you consider the following dates a priority to attend the lab
    • Tuesday 11 September 12:30-13:30
    • Wednesday 20 September 9-11:00
    • Wednesday 1 Nov 9-11:00
    • Tuesday 30 January

We provide:

  • Access and use of the lab’s space, software tools and other resources
  • Invitations to both public and internal workshops, events, study groups and data sprints.
  • A unique community of intellectually curious individuals and researchers with opportunities for social and professional networking and mutual learning.
  • A space for development of skills in relevance to organisational work, company collaboration and workshops.
  • Exercises in making your knowledge and skill-sets relevant to different stakeholders and projects.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with researchers and research groups on their ideas and projects.


Please send a 1-page motivated application to by 12:00 13. September 2017.

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 and deadlines. 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.

A reminder: As ETHOS Lab is an interdisciplinary space, students from all study programmes are welcome to apply.