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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-doctoral Researcher (100%)

16.03.2020, by Tina Keil

Leibnitz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Germany; Application deadline: April 3rd, 2020

IWM, Tübingen
IWM, Tübingen

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) focuses on research on knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing and cooperation with digital media. The IWM is part of the Leibniz Association and is committed to international standards of excellent science.

We are looking for a dedicated Post-doctoral Researcher (100%) starting May 1, 2020 (or later), until end of April 2023 within the Junior Research Group Social Media. The research focus of this Junior Research Group is on the use of social media for knowledge-related Internet usage, either in professional settings or in everyday life. Current research of the group deals, for example, with the question of how the use of professional social network sites leads to new ideas and informational benefits. Other topics are the smartphone use of mothers for stress coping or informal learning with YouTube videos.

Your task will be to develop an independent research profile (preferably on the topic of knowledge-related media use in the family), to publish at a high level and to attract competitive third-party funding. In addition, you will be involved in the supervision of (doctoral) students and support the administrative management of the junior research group.

Your profile

  • Experience in planning, running and analyzing empirical studies
  • Research focus on effects of (knowledge-related) social media use, in particular in the family or in informal settings
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Openness towards Open Science
  • Experience in writing grant proposals
  • Interest/expertise in computational methods (automated content analysis, big data) is an asset
  • Doctorate in psychology (media- , social- or organizational psychology) or communication science
  • Very good command of English; knowledge of German is an asset

Our offer

  • Work in a cooperative and enthusiastic team
  • A stimulating, international and interdisciplinary oriented research environment
  • Cost allowances for participation in German language courses as well as children cared for by a professional childcare facility
  • A salary in accordance with the collective agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L, E13, gross salary at least € 57,000).

Please contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz (Ph: +49 7071 979308 or Email: if you have further questions. Please submit your application (in a single PDF file) – including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and names and addresses of two or more references – by April 3, 2020, to (reference no. 1003-2020).

Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy. People with disabilities will be given priority if equal qualified.