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Research Associate (m/f/d)

Research Associate (m/f/d)

Become part of the open science movement

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association.

To fulfill the ever-increasing research infrastructure needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals, ZPID is in the process of a strategic expansion directed at meeting these needs to become psychology’s one-stop research service center. Current as well as future ZPID research areas and services are based on and guided by the values of open science and open innovation.

Join the growing ZPID team at the forefront of the open-science movement! Current opening:

Research Associate (m/f/d)
(salary group TV-L E 13, 50 %, limited for 2 years)

Preferred start date is October 1st, 2020 or later.

Duties and functions:
With this position as a research associate at ZPID you will become part of the PsyCuraDat project team. The goal of the BMBF-funded project is to preserve the long-term interpretability of psychological research data by developing and implementing user-friendly curation criteria and quality standards. By facilitating the integration of the standard into the normal research process, we hope to contribute to the reorientation of the psychological community towards a more open and sustainable science.

Against this background, it will be your task to support our team in developing, testing, and implementing these new standards. In order to evaluate and refine the developed standard you will conceptualize and conduct user studies. Additionally, you will develop online-teaching materials (including concepts for webinars, online-tutorials) and workshopconcepts to train researchers in applying the standard to their data.

Finally, you will contribute to disseminate the standard in the relevant scientific communities by presenting and discussing the project
results on national and international congresses as well as publishing them in respected journals of the field.

Your profile:
• Doctor in Psychology or other relevant discipline
• Relevant practical experience in empirical research
• Relevant teaching experience
• Relevant experience with guiding and organizing research data management
• Interest in actively contributing to a reorientation of the psychological community towards a more open and sustainable science, i.a. by developing and testing a data curation standard for psychological research data as well as online teaching material and concepts for face-to-face courses and workshops
• Independent working style
• Good communication and team skills
• Very good command of written and spoken German and English

Optional qualifications:
• Experience with the process of acquiring third-party funding in psychology
• Experience in usability testing
• Experience in survey research

For further information, please contact Katarina Blask via kb@leibniz-psychology.org.

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here
and upload the following documents until September 18, 2020:

• Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria
• CV
• Certificates of relevant academic degree(s)
• References (optional: Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of potential evaluators)

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment and, in particular, to increasing the number of women in academic positions.
We comply with guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment.
Among equally qualified applicants, candidates belonging to disadvantaged groups will be given preference.

We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work & Family.

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until 09/18/2020 via the following URL:


Research Associate (m/f/d)

Teilzeit, Befristete Festanstellung, Projektmitarbeit
3 Jahre
Deutsch, Englisch

Veröffentlicht am 21.09.2020