Open Position – Post-doctoral researcher (f/m/d)
Full-time for 1,5 years (part-time arrangements are possible), starting between now and July 2022.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) is an Austrian research institution with a thematic focus on medicine, the life sciences, and the humanities, social, and cultural sciences. Together with academic and implementation partners, the LBG currently operates 20 Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes as well as the LBG Career Center and the LBG Open Innovation in Science Center (LBG OIS Center).
The LBG OIS Center is a leading international hub for investigating and experimenting with Open Innovation in Science, understood as a process of purposively enabling, initiating and implementing inbound, outbound or coupled knowledge flows and (inter/transdisciplinary) collaborations along one or more stages of the scientific research process (cf. Beck et al. 2022 or Beck et al 2021). At the LBG OIS Center we conduct research on the subject of Open Innovation in Science (OIS), develop and implement OIS projects, and provide OIS capability building services for the scientific community and societal stakeholders. To support our OIS research team in Vienna, we currently have a job opening for:
Post-doctoral researcher (f/m/d)
The position is full-time for 1,5 years (part-time arrangements are possible), starting between now and July 2022. The post-doc researcher is primarily responsible for contributing to a research program on antecedents, processes, outcomes, and boundary conditions of applying open and collaborative scientific research practices, which is funded by the Austrian National Foundation for Research, Technology, and Development. This program is headed by Marion Poetz (Scientific Director of the LBG OIS Center in Vienna and Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark) and carried out in collaboration with an international network of research partners.
Main job duties
- Conceptualize, design and implement empirical studies within the OIS research program
- Coordinate these studies in collaboration with international research partners
- Contribute to achieving research program objectives regarding top-tier publications in journals relevant to the field and other forms of disseminating research results
- Candidates should hold, or be close to completing, a PhD from an accredited institution
- They should have a strong research record (or potential) in areas relevant to the OIS research program (such as science studies, innovation studies, management, organizational economics, strategy, psychology, anthropology, or behavioral sciences)
- Advanced skills in quantitative and/or qualitative social research methods. Experience with experimental research methods is an advantage
- Enthusiasm for (and, ideally, experience with) working in (interdisciplinary) research teams
- A strong interest in studying the mechanisms underlying scientific knowledge production and science-based innovation, as well as their individual and organizational drivers and boundary conditions
- High level of motivation to conduct scientific research
- Ability to manage research projects
- Proficiency in English
What we offer:
- The post-doc researchers will join a dynamic and international research group, embedded in a network of research partners working in fields within and outside the social sciences (strategy, innovation, crowd/citizen science, organization, behavioral economics, sociology of science, research policy, physics, biomedicine, computer science, etc.)
- A competitive salary, in accordance with the Austrian Science Fund’s standard personnel costs. Based on full-time employment (40 hours/week), the minimum salary for these positions is
€ 4,061.50 gross per month (14x per year)
- The post-doc researchers will be supported in building a research pipeline and receive support for advancing their careers both within and beyond academia
- No teaching required (but options for teaching may be available)
Application deadline: ongoing selection, latest application by June 30, 2022
Applications must be sent via email to Marion Poetz, Scientific Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should include:
- A cover letter, which includes a specification of the candidate’s areas of interest and methodological expertise
- Full CV (including complete list of publications, citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar*, and – if applicable – other measures for demonstrating the publications’ impact)
- Copies of transcripts (PhD and – if applicable – master-level)
- Proof of English language skills if university language was not English
- Sample paper*
- One or two references
*Only publications written in English (or another major research language, in keeping with norms of the applicant’s field) will be taken into consideration.
Please include all documents as one single pdf file.
The selection process starts immediately. Qualified applicants are continuously reviewed by an evaluation committee and informed accordingly of their status in the recruitment process. The LBG OIS Center must receive all application materials, including appendices (see items above), via email by the application deadline.