Braunschweig: 1 Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

Technische Universität: 1 Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) and 2 Graduate research assistants (m/f/d) Institute of Communication Sciences

At Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Communication Sciences, Prof. Dr. Monika Taddicken, and Institute of Educational Psychology, Prof. Dr. Barbara Thies,three positions are vacantas of July 1st (or by agreement) in a fixed-term employment (for four years) in the Junior Research Group “Communicating Scientists: Challenges, Competencies, Contexts (fourC)” as

1 Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)
EG 14 TV-L

2 Graduate research assistants (m/f/d)
EG 13 TV-L

with the possibility of a doctorateandother qualification goals. The Junior Research Group focuses on analyses of the communicating scientists and their challenges – both on the individual and the institutional level – for an effective science communication to the public. Within the research group, individual and institutional level are systematically combined, research methods are triangulated. The JRG leader (assuming solid experience in science communication research and / or technology acceptance research) coordinates the project and supervises the PhD students: one of whom is more focussing on the individual and institutional analyses, the development of the institutional frame and the transfer to the public, the other more on the development, realization, evaluation and implemention of the training and its transfer. However, both will work hand in hand. The leader is responsible for the consolidation of their work.


Researchers will work closely together and will get the chance to work independently and pursue research that makes important contributions to the success of the Junior Research Group. They will closely cooperate with a multidisciplinary group of value partners. The postdoctoral researcher will take on leadership tasks and coordinate the research efforts of the graduate research assistants. All researchers will present their work at workshops and conferences across the globe.


  • Very well completed scientific higher education in the field of communication science or related courses of studies (Master’s degree) and/or psychology,
  • Professional excellence (particularly of postdoctoral researcher)
  • Strong interest in science communicationand empirical research methods
  • Very good knowledge of empirical methods and data evaluation (SPSS or R); knowledge of computational methods advantageous
  • Motivation for a doctorate or further qualification goals in the subject area
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • International visibility and experiences in international research (particularly of postdoctoral researcher)
  • Ability to work independently, commitment and team spirit

Payment depends on the assignment of tasks and fulfilment of personal requirements up to EG 13 TV-L (for the graduate research assistants) respectively EG 14 TV-L (for the postdoctoral researcher).

The Technische Universität Braunschweig has set itself the strategic goal of significantly increasing the proportion of women. Female scientists are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with the same aptitude will be given preference. Proof must be enclosed. Applications frompeople of all nationalities are welcome.

Personal data will be stored for the purposes of the application procedure.
Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae in tabular form, copies of certificates, possibly a one-page sketch of possible project topics; please summarize in one file) should be sent by e-mail to March 15th, 2021:

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft
Prof. Dr. Monika Taddicken
Bienroder Weg 97
38106 Braunschweig

Application costs cannot be refunded.

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