Doktorand/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/f/d)

Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID), Trier

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. Our mission is to establish excellent conditions for researchers to adopt open science practices.

In the process of strategic expansion, a new infrastructure department has been established, which will provide the following services (to be released 2020):

  • Pre-registration of studies with our online platform Registered Reports in Psychology
  • Free data collection in our offline lab equipped with a variety of eye tracking devices or via an online panel (PsychLab offline/online)
  • A web-based application to support collaborative, low-threshold, and easy-to-archive study planning and data analysis functionalities (PsychNotebook)

We are currently offering an infrastructure and research position to be filled by a

PhD candidate/Research associate

(salary group TV-L E 13, 75%, limited for 4 years)

The successful applicant will carry out research related to the improvement, reception, and use of the above listed open science infrastructures and will further be involved in the maintenance and provision of these services. Research will involve topics of meta-research, usability, and cognitive processing. Our lab is further equipped with a variety of eye tracking devices (EyeLink 1000+, Tobii Spectrum, Tobii Pro X3-120, mobile eye tracker by Pupil Labs) providing the opportunity to develop and pursue own research interests utilizing this infrastructure.

Preferred start date is September 2019 or later.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or a related discipline
  • Interest in meta-research, vision, and/or Attention
  • An affinity with programming (preferably R and Python)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A service-oriented, proactive mindset, and an ability to work self-organized
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken); German is a plus

Previous research experience with eye tracking and/or panel-based data collection is desirable.

For further information, please contact Dr. Stefanie Mueller via stm(at)leibniz-psychology.org.

In order to apply, please register with our online Portal and upload the following documents (until July 29, 2019):

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria
  • CV
  • Relevant certificates of degree(s)
  • Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of 2-3 potential Referees 

We support your career development.

ZPID observe guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates 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 07/29/2019 via the following URL: