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The Healthy Living Spaces Lab at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen is looking for

Research interns (f/m/d) in psychology und social sciences

The time frame of the internship is flexible. Remote work is possible. An expense allowance is possible by prior agreement. The internship will be supervised by Dr. Rania Christoforou (clinical psychology Ph.D.) and PAN, Jian (psychology M.Sc.).

The teaching and research area Healthy Living Spaces Lab (headed by Prof. Dr. Marcel Schweiker) aims at the development of innovative approaches to the design of living spaces and buildings, to the analysis of sources of disturbance and to the development and establishment of preventive measures. The working group sees itself as an inter- and transdisciplinary link between medical research and relevant research activities from engineering, natural and social sciences.

Our website: https://www.ukaachen.de/en/clinics-institutes/institute-and-out-patient-clinic-of-occupational-medicine/institute/teaching-and-research-areas/tra-healthy-living-spaces/

Your tasks

You will mainly assist in projects regarding multi-domain (thermal, visual, olfactory, and acoustic) indoor perceptions. (For a brief insight, see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106804)

Your tasks will depend on your ability and preference. They may involve:

  • information search
  • literature review 
  • supporting the development of a study design
  • experiments in the Aachen Workplace Simulation Lab
  • supporting the data analysis
  • drafting reports
  • further common research activities

In addition, you will also support our multidisciplinary team on other cutting-edge research projects in building science.

Your profile

You are a student with

  • a major in psychology or social sciences
  • at least 20 ECTS completed from the bachelor study
  • good grades
  • English C1 or above
  • self-organization and strong sense of responsibility
  • reliability and trustworthiness
  • readiness for interdisciplinary research
  • flexibility and adaptability to handle unfamiliar topics

The following optional criteria are preferable:

  • knowledge in basic empirical research methods and data analysis
  • programming skills
  • living in Aachen


  • A short cover letter
    • regarding your (position related) skills, experience, interests…
    • max. one page
    • in English
  • An one-page resume
  • University course grades
  • Preferred time frame of the internship
    • non-binding
    • in any format you prefer
    • as detailed as possible
  • The position number: GB-P-44022

This position is not gender specific.

The RWTH Aachen University Hospital promotes equal opportunities and diversity. Applications from women are expressly encouraged and if the applicant is suitable qualified, they will be given priority in accordance with the LGG. If suitably qualified, people with a registered disability will also receive priority.

You should preferably use our digital application portal at www.karriere.ukaachen.de for your application. There you have the option of securing your documents in the electronic application folder to prevent unauthorized access. Applications that reach us by email to: bewerbung@ukaachen.de (this transmission path cannot be as effectively secured) will be transferred to the aforementioned portal and any accompanying documents will be disposed of in accordance with data protection regulations immediately after transfer. After the retention period has expired, the data in the portal will also be deleted. If you do not agree to a transfer to the Application portal your application cannot be considered.

The application deadline for the advertised position GB-P-44022 is September 8th 2024.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. PAN, Jian, Email: jpan@ukaachen.de.