Postdoc in Media Psychology/Communication/Media Studies
Brno, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
před 4 dny
source : THEunijobs

Department Institute for Research of Children, Youth and Family Faculty of Social Studies

Deadline 1 Dec 2020

Start date January to March 2021 (negotiable)


The Dean of Faculty of Social Studies OPENS A POSITION

of Postdoc in media psychology / communication / media studies

Working time : full time

Start date : January to March 2021 (negotiable)

Application deadline : 1 December 2020

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 team 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.

Currently, we are involved in three major projects

  • 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), started January 2020
  • an established European network focused on children online EU Kids Online - https : / / / media-and-communications / research / research-projects / eu-kids-online
  • a ground-breaking Czech project to examine the effect of ICTs on the well-being of adolescents (started January 2019) see https : / / / future
  • Job Summary :

  • The projects we are currently working on examine the role of ICTs on the well-being of adolescents and include longitudinal data collections and experimental data collections that focus on capturing causal effects.
  • This 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, research reports for dissemination to the general public);
  • and attendance at international meetings and conferences;
  • The position centers on the topic of impact of ICT on well-being among children and adolescents. More specifically, we search for the expertise in one of these topics : ICT and health (eating behavior, sleeping, seeking health information etc), excessive internet use, social networking sites, online communication, digital skills.
  • Requirements :

  • 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.
  • We offer :

  • Full-time job (40 hours per week) in Brno;
  • Flexibility in working hours, home office;
  • 46,000 - 50,000 CZK / month gross salary (median wage in the Czech Republic : 29,333 CZK);
  • Job offer for one year (until December 2021) 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 on large international research projects with a 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.);
  • Six weeks (30 working days) of vacation;
  • Office located in the center of Brno, a city ranked among top ten student cities worldwide according to student view (https : / / www.
  • / en / news / 10592-student-view-brno-is-one-of-the-top-5-cities-in-the-world), famous (among others) for its coffee culture;
  • for further information about Brno, please visit https : / / / work.

    Necessary documents :

  • Professional CV with detailed descriptions of previous work on research projects and a detailed description of statistical skills.
  • Please attach published work(s) to demonstrate your statistical skills;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Please use the electronic application form to apply for the competition.

    Deadline for submission of applications is 1 December 2020.

    Information about IRTIS (Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society) can be found here : https : / / /

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