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Student assistant for Research project on elite interviews

Student assistant for Research project on elite interviews

Department of Business and Politics (DBP) invites applications for 1 vacant position as student assistant on the research project Tied Up from March 1st 2018 and at least six months forward. To understand how elites navigate networks, the project will conduct qualitative research interviews with elite individuals from business, interest organizations, politics and civil service. The student assistant will help develop interview guides, conduct interviews, assists in interviewing, transcribe, code and analyse interviews and help prepare interviews for podcasts. The student assistant will be included as member in the research group consisting of Jacob Aagaard Lunding, Lasse Folke Henriksen, Anton Grau Larsen and Christoph Ellersgaard.  

Research profile

Department of Business and Politics’ research concerns development in the relationship between businesses and politics. The areas of focus for our research are Public Policy, Comparative Political Economy, International Political Economy, and Political/Economic Sociology.


  • Transcribing interviews
  • Coding interviews
  • Participate in preparation and carrying out of interviews
  • Edit and curate interviews for podcasts


The applicant should ideally have completed, or be close to completing, a Bachelor programme in a relevant programme. Applicants may be from the programme Sociology and Business Administration, International Business and Politics, or similar programmes in Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, or the like and have completed courses in qualitative methods. Applicants must be able to interview and code in Danish. Prior experience with qualitative research interviewing and preparing interviews for podcasts or other media outlets is an advantage.


The working hours will be between 10 and 15 hours per week. Most tasks (transcription, coding, preparing interviews) are flexible. However, participation in interviews requires some adaptation to the schedule of interviewees. Furthermore, the preparation of podcasts might involve some firm deadlines.

For further information, please contact:

Christoph Houman Ellersgaard (Principal Investigator on project), e-mail:, tel:+45 38 15 35 22

Appointment and salary

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the circular regarding hourly-paid work under the Ministry of Finance of 23 March 2007. The employee will only receive remuneration for hours used on the basis of submitted salary report forms. The hourly rate is DKK 117,88 and DKK 123,66 depending on your previous job experience.


The application must be submitted via the online system or by e-mail to Christoph Ellersgaard.e-mail:

The application must include:

  • Motivational application (max. one page)
  • Documentation of experience with qualitative interviews, if any

Applicants will be assessed by a professor employed at Copenhagen Business School.

Application deadline: 21st February 2018

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

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