Research Associate / Postdoc Position in Social Psychology Technical University Dresden Faculty of Psychology Germany

Research Associate / Postdoc Position in Social Psychology


Faculty of Psychology


At the Institute of Work, Organisational and Social Psychologythe Chair of Social Psychology(Prof. Job, Veronika) invites applications for a


Research Associate / Postdoc Position in Social Psychology


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


starting on October 1, 2019. The position is fixed- term for 3 years until September 30, 2022. The period    of    employment    is    governed    by    the Fixed    Term    Research    Contracts    Act    (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The  position  aims  at  obtaining  further  academic  qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis).


The  successful  applicant  will  become  part  of  the  young  and  aspiring  team  at  the  Chair  of  SocialPsychology headed by Prof. Dr. Veronika Job. The general focus of this group lays on motivation and  self-regulation.  Using  laboratory  experiments  as  well  as  (experimental)  field  studies,  we  investigate   determinants,   processes   and   outcomes   of   successful   self-regulation   in   various   contexts,  including  work,  education,  health,  or  interpersonal  relationships.  Our  research  is  engaged  in advancing  basic  knowledge  on  motivation  and  self-regulation, on the one hand, and developing interventions addressing motivation and self-regulatory behavior on the other hand.



-teaching according to DAVOHS (two seminar classes à 90min)

-plan, conduct, and publish research studies

-supervise bachelor and master students’ theses

-participate in administrative tasks of the Chair of Social Psychology



-university degree (Diploma, Master) and doctorate degree in Psychology

-background and strong interest in motivation psychology and/or social psychology

-strong skills in research methods and statistics

-proficiency in English language


The Faculty  of  Psychology  supports  multidisciplinary  research  with  ample  opportunities  for  training and collaboration. The faculty is involved in a DFG funded Collaborative Research Center (Volition  and  Cognitive  Control)  and an Cluster  of  Excellence. The Chair of Social  Psychology has behavioral  testing  rooms  as  well  as  access  to EEG  systems  and  a  research-dedicated  3T  MRI  scanner through the university’s neural imaging center. 


Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.Complete applications (including a CV, a publication list, a short summary of the docotoral thesis, a statement of research interest, and names of 2 to 3 referees) should be sent  preferably as one pdf-document viaemail with “Application    Postdoc Social Psychology” in the e-mail subject line toveronika.job@tu-dresden.devia   the   TU   Dresden   SecureMail   Portal or to TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Institut für Arbeits-, Organisations- und Sozialpsychologie, Professur    für    Sozialpsychologie, Frau Prof.    Dr. Veronika    Job, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Deadline for application is May 31, 2019 (stamped arrival date of  the  university central mail service applies). Please  submit  copies  only,  as  your  application  will  not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed. We look forward to your application!

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