Associate researcher / PhD student / Postdoctoral work with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences, and medicine.

This wide range of disciplines is a particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Occupational, Organizational and Social Psychology, the Chair of Social Psychology offers a position of

Associate researcher / PhD student / Postdoc (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible. The position comprises 50% of full-time weekly hours for doctoral students and 100% of full-time weekly hours for post-doctoral students, initially for three years with the possibility of extension and aims to obtain an additional academic qualification (e.g. doctorate or habilitation ). thesis). The duration of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Reconciling family and career is an important issue. The position is also suitable for candidates looking for part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

The research group studies the processes of (social) judgment and decision-making, focusing on 1) the role of conflict in these processes and 2) the role of context. We study these processes in a variety of domains, from social behavior to work and relationships, to behavior change in different domains. We use a wide range of methods ranging from self-report, response time and process tracking to incentive-based behavioral paradigms. More information about the chair and the research can be found here:

Tasks: scientific research and teaching and development of independent scientific ideas in the research field of the chair. Duties include guiding and supporting students and doctoral students in scientific work, acquiring third-party funding projects and successfully publishing scientific work. In addition, staff will participate in the teaching and examination of the Social Psychology Chair in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Psychology and Socio-Technological Systems of Human Performance.

Terms: university degree (Diplom/Masters) and – if applicable – Ph.D. degree in psychology or related field (i.e. behavioral/experimental economics, cognitive science). Willingness to pursue own qualification/scientific career and acquisition of third party funded projects. Experience with advanced experimental methods (e.g. mouse tracking, eye tracking) and neuroscience (EEG) methods or advanced data analytics (computer modeling, machine learning) is considered a plus, but not required .
Please direct any questions regarding the call to Iris Schneider ([email protected]).

TU Dresden strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. We welcome applications from applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

To apply, send us your CV, the contact details of three references, and a cover letter. This should include information about your interest in the research being done in the group and any future avenues you would like to pursue. Submit your application in English by December 13, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the central university mail service applies) to TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Institut für Arbeits-, Organisations- und Sozialpsychologie, Professur für Sozialpsychologie, Frau Prof. Dr. Iris Schneider, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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