New open position for a Hiwi - starting September 2022

Aug 12, 2022 -

Projects: 130 Years of Swiss Parliament

We are looking for a student research assistant to work on our data project “ DemocraSci – a research platform for data-driven democracy studies in Switzerland ” and our SNF project “ Analyzing Co-Sponsorship Networks from 129 Years of the Swiss Federal Assembly ”. The projects use almost 130 years of Swiss parliamentary data to create a comprehensive and searchable database on Swiss politics. The hired student will create a web portal to allow access to our database.

Starting date: September 2022 or on an agreement

Tasks include:

  • Creation of a web portal to access our database
  • Creation of an API for the web-portal
  • Ensure a clean and user-friendly web interface. Users should be able to log into the portal and query the data clearly and straightforwardly.


  • Student at ETH Zurich or University Zurich (computer science, engineering, economics and social sciences, mathematics or natural sciences)
  • Experience in the creation of web-interfaces
  • Good command of JavaScript
  • Having already interacted with Neo4J and Cypher is a plus
  • Experience with a front-end framework (react/vue/angular…) is a plus
  • Good command of German is a plus but not a must

We offer:

  • 5-15 hours/week (more hours possible during term breaks, fewer hours possible during exam sessions)
  • Salary according to ETH rules (28.00 CHF/hour)
  • Employment for 1 year

Please submit your application online via the official ETHZ recruiting page ( only accept applications via the official ETHZ recruiting tool. For general inquiries, please contact Prof. Frank Schweitzer (

Please apply via the official ETHZ recruiting page (

For general inquiries, please contact Prof. Frank Schweitzer (