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Research Associate position on Innovation & Entrepreneurship with AI (d/w/m, 75%)

Research associate position

Research associate position

We are currently looking for a research associate (75%, d/w/m) interested in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Artificial Intelligence. The open position neatly links latest research on Management Information Systems with on the ground support of AI innovations. We will therefore work closely with the university landscape, i.e., Profund Innovation - Freie Universität Berlin and Science & Startups across Berlin, as well as with ventures and corporates at AI Campus Berlin. While we follow ambitious goals, you can join an inspiring, forward-looking ecosystem and a highly motivated team at Digital Entrepreneurship Hub.

News vom 05.05.2021

Apply by 17.05.2021

From personalized medicine to programmatic advertising and digital publishing - the influence of digital technologies on entrepreneurial fields of activity is omnipresent. At the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, we reflect on the processes and mechanisms behind "digital transformation". The Rothe professorship is particularly dedicated to researching the interfaces between (1) digital entrepreneurship, (2) the organization of data and knowledge, and (3) digital infrastructures and ecosystems.

Job description:

As part of the AI-X-AI project, an innovation and startup platform for science-based startups in the field of Artificial Intelligence will be created in collaboration with SCIENCE & STARTUPS, the startup services of the Berlin University Alliance (FU, HU, TU Berlin and Charité University Medicine). Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Rothe and in close cooperation with Profund Innovation, you will develop product, data and technology strategies for the foundation and growth of AI-based start-ups as an "AI Innovation Manager". You will scout and accompany prospective founders of AI startups from different disciplines. Furthermore, you will be involved in training on the topic of AI-based start-ups together with project staff.
The position provides for an intensive exchange with partner institutions from the Berlin University Alliance and strategic partners such as DFKI, Merantix, the German Accelerator GmbH as well as numerous industry partners and associations. As part of your employment, you will also have the opportunity to accompany research in the field of digital entrepreneurship. The position is based at the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub of Freie Universität Berlin. You will have the opportunity to develop your own academic qualifications.


Completed university studies (diploma or master's degree) in management information systems, business administration or comparable field of study.


•University degree, ideally with a focus on information systems or entrepreneurship
•very good degree
•very good English skills
•Experience in the independent processing of work packages as well as coordination of (sub-)projects
•Knowledge in one or more of the following topics: Digital Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation, Machine Learning, Systems Engineering, Data Analytics, Design Science Research, Qualitative Empirical Methods.
•Interest in combining business fundamentals and theories with application-oriented research in close collaboration with partners from research and practice

More Information

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe: hannes.rothe@fu-berlin.de

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Wiss. Einrichtung für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Junior Professorship for Educational Service Engineering & IT-Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe) and Digital Entrepreneurship Hub

Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe

Garystr. 21

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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