Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc, Faculty of Psychology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
26 May 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. 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 special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

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

Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting October 1, 2023. The position is initially limited to three years with the option of extension The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position comprises 50 % of the full-time weekly hours for a PhD student resp. 100 % % of the full-time weekly hours for a Postdoc and aims at obtaining further academic qualification (usually PhD / habilitation thesis). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The position is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate the request in your application.

The chair investigates (social) judgment and decision-making processes, emphasizing 1) the role of conflict in these processes and 2) the role of context. We study these processes across various domains, from social behavior to work and relationships, to behavioral change in different areas. 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 research can be found here:

Tasks: scientific research and teaching and the development of independent scientific ideas in the research area of the chair. Duties include the guidance and support of students and PhD candidates in scientific work, acquiring third-party funding projects, and successfully publishing scientific work. Furthermore, staff will participate in the teaching of the Chair of Social Psychology and examination in the Bachelor and Master programs in Psychology and Human Performance Socio-Technological Systems.

Requirements: a university degree (Diplom/Master) and, if applicable, a PhD degree in psychology or related fields (i.e., Behavioral/Experimental Economics, Cognitive Science); willingness to pursue own scientific qualification/career and acquisition of third-party funded projects. Experience with advanced experimental methods (e.g., mouse tracking, eye tracking) and neuroscience methods (EEG) or advanced data analyses (computational modeling, machine learning) is considered a plus.

Please direct any questions regarding the call to Iris Schneider (

TUD 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 candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

To apply, send us your CV, contact details of three references, and a letter of motivation. The latter should include information on your interest in the research done in the group and the future avenues you’d like to pursue. Submit your application in English by June 23, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central 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, Germany or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single PDF file to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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