Postdoc with Focus on Digital Technologies and Health
Department Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society – Faculty of Social Studies
Deadline 21 Mar 2021
Start date April to July 2021 (negotiable)
The Dean of Faculty of Social Studies OPENS A POSITION of Postdoc with focus on digital technologies and health
Working time: full time
Start date: April to July 2021 (negotiable)
Application deadline: 21 March 2021
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher for a postdoctoral position in media psychology/communication/media studies for IRTIS at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
IRTIS (Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society) is a research institute focused on examining the effects of ICTs on individuals and society from the psychological, sociological, and media studies perspectives. We are a strong team with a high level of international and interdisciplinary cooperation (https://irtis.muni.cz/).
Currently, we are involved in three major projects
- a ground-breaking Czech project to examine the effect of ICTs on the well-being of adolescents (2019 - 2023) – see https://irtis.muni.cz/future
- an established European network focused on children online EU Kids Online - https://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/research/research-projects/eu-kids-online
- a European Horizon 2020 project focused on youth digital skills (14 European universities and the best scientists in the world are involved in this project, https://yskills.eu/)
- The projects we are currently working on examine the role of ICTs on the health and well-being of adolescents. The offered position includes a range of activities related to the data collections (e.g., input for questionnaires and methods); data analyses; a leading role in writing publications and cooperation on other team members’ publications (e.g., research papers for peer-reviewed journals); and attendance at international meetings and conferences;
- The position centers on the topic of impact of ICT on health and well-being among adolescents (e.g., ICT’s impact on physical activity, body image, sleeping, seeking health information online, mHealth apps etc).
- PhD in Psychology, Communication, Media Studies, or another social science field with relevance to the study of the effects of ICT on individuals and society;
- Interest in the effects of ICT on children and adolescents, experience with research on the same or a related topic (i.e., research projects, publications);
- Experience with quantitative research projects and a strong knowledge of quantitative methodology;
- High skills in statistical analyses and work with quantitative data;
- Willingness to learn;
- Ability to work autonomously on the research topic;
- Ability to work in a team, problem-solving skills, time-management skills, thoroughness, perseverance;
- Proficiency in English.
- Full-time job (40 hours per week) in Brno (time of arrival to the Czech Republic is negotiable because of the pandemic situation);
- Flexibility in working hours, home office;
- 48,000 - 54,000 CZK/month gross salary (median wage in the Czech Republic: 31,000 CZK);
- Job offer for at least one year with an expected extension until December 2023 (or longer) upon mutual satisfaction with the first year;
- The background of a prestigious and successful institution;
- Work in highly motivated team of about 20 researchers;
- Close cooperation with strong international researchers and the best European universities;
- Active support for professional and personal development (knowledge and experience sharing in the team, summer schools or workshops, support in grant applications, a wide range of activities supported by the university - language courses, sports activities etc.);
- Possibility to apply for individual research projects hosted by Masaryk University;
- Six weeks (30 working days) of paid holiday;
- Office located in the centre of Brno, a city of universities with more than 86,000 students; a modern, dynamic and rapidly growing centre of industry, science, research and innovation, with business incubators and centres of excellence in science; for further information about Brno, please visit https://brnoregion.com/work.
- Professional CV with detailed descriptions of previous work on research projects and a detailed description of statistical skills.
- List of publications; indicate publications in journals with Impact Factor (Web of Science), state IF and/or quartiles of the journals; Please attach one or two publications to demonstrate your statistical skills;
- Motivation letter.
The application shall be submitted online by March 21, 2021 via an e-application. After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz.