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Open Research Position

Postdoctoral Researcher as Scientific Manager
of the Research Training Group “Hybrid Societies” (m, f, d)
(Salary grade E 13 TV-L, 100%)

Chemnitz University of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1410) Hybrid Societies – Humans Interacting with Embodied Technologies. Employment is offered until December 31st, 2023 starting March 1st, 2020. Part-time employment may be possible.

Research Environment and Tasks: Research in the CRC 1410 Hybrid Societies pertains to the interaction with Embodied Digital Technologies (EDTs) as artificial bodies moving in real or virtual environments ( Interdisciplinary research in the CRC is guided by two leading questions to ultimately ensure smooth and efficient encounters between humans and embodied technologies in hybrid societies: What is required so that humans can coordinate with EDTs as smoothly as with conspecifics? How to design EDTs to meet these requirements? Cooperating researchers from psychology, engineering, computer science, human movement science, linguistics and gesture studies, sociology, law studies, physics, and mathematics scientifically inquire the interaction of humans with EDTs from the level of single actions up to the attribution of intentionality.

The CRC’s research training group (doctoral program) “Hybrid Societies” supports doctoral candidates in acquiring highest-standard theoretical, methodological and personal competencies. A manifold study program will enable them to efficiently achieve their PhD and to build interdisciplinary international networks. The successful applicant will run the coordinating office of the research training group and will be responsible for organizing scientific events (e.g. spring schools), for supporting invited lecturers, assisting doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in organizational and study-related issues, and for implementing quality management measures such as continuous evaluation and development of the study program. This position affords pursuing own research affiliated with the CRC.

Researchers in the CRC Hybrid Societies contribute to the CRC’s joint research activities and actively participate, for instance, in research colloquia, lecture series, and workshops. Working in this position, you promote your scientific qualification.


  • PhD/doctoral degree, preferably in psychology
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills, commitment, flexibility, and team orientation
  • Strong interest in future topics of human-machine interaction and in working highly interdisciplinary
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
  • Previous experience in science management and administration at a university or non-university research institution is a plus

Application procedure:
Applicants should send their complete application documents including a motivation letter (1 page) with a brief description of personal qualifications and research interests, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, and a publication list if applicable, and abstracts of Bachelor- and Master-/diploma, and PhD theses (1-2 pages) preferably as a single pdf-file via email (stating: “CRC1410_MGK”) to The closing date for applications is January 23rd 2020. Please, do not include links in electronic applications. Please, send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

Chemnitz University of Technology
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences – Institute of Psychology
Professorship of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment
Prof. Dr. Anja Strobel
09107 Chemnitz

Chemnitz University of Technology is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity. To increase the number of women working in science and teaching, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if equally qualified.

Employment will be governed by the provisions of the German law on fixed-term contracts in academia (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).

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