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Doctoral Positions (m­­/­­f­­/­­d) in the DFG Research Training Group 2720 «Digital Platform Ecosystems» 14.01.2023 Universität Passau Passau
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Doctoral Positions (m/f/d) in the DFG Research Training Group 2720 «Digital Platform Ecosystems»
Aktualität: 14.01.2023


14.01.2023, Universität Passau
The DFG Research Training Group 2720 “Digital Platform Ecosystems” at the University of Passau invites applications for

doctoral positions

to start at the earliest convenience.

We offer fully-funded full- and part-time positions (75%–100% FTE, TV-L 13) with social security and healthcare contributions for three years, with the option of renewal.

The Research Training Group (RTG)

The RTG (see https://dpe.uni-passau.de/en for more information) is a postgraduate excellence programme and vibrant interdisciplinary research community, comprised of 22 doctoral (PhD) and postdoctoral students, eight principal investigators/doctoral supervisors and an international network of research partners from the disciplines of information systems, management, organisation, marketing, economics and communication studies. Together, they investigate the idiosyncratic characteristics of digital platform ecosystems and their implications for the transformation and design of economic value-creation architectures as well as for overarching socio-economic and regulatory developments. The RTG is organised in three interdisciplinary thematic areas:
  • Data exchange in digital platform ecosystems
  • Innovation, transformation, and organisation in digital platform ecosystems
  • Socio-economic and regulatory dimensions of digital platform ecosystems

What we seek

  • You are a highly motivated master’s graduate with an excellent degree in one of the areas covered by the RTG (economics, information systems, business administration, or a related field of study). You can also apply if you are expecting to finish your degree soon.
  • Very good analytical skills and a keen interest in digital platform ecosystems.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, open-mindedness, and the motivation to work on a research project independently and diligently.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills. Knowledge of German is not a requirement.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to pursue a doctoral study at a renowned German university, and as part of a particularly strong research team with internationally recognised research activities at the highest scholarly level (see https://www.dpe.uni-passau.de/en/research)
  • Mentorship by at least two professors
  • Own research budget for conference visits and hiring student workers to assist with research.
  • No formal teaching obligation, but possibility to participate in and contribute to the DPE curriculum.
  • A structured and interdisciplinary doctoral training programme; a fully funded three-month research visit abroad, external course programme (summer schools, workshops); co-supervision by international top scholars and much more. The research and training programme is designed such that students are enabled to complete their Ph.D. degree within three years.
  • You will participate regularly in international conferences, and become integrated into an international research network.
  • Excellent infrastructure including IT equipment on one of the most beautiful university campuses in Germany.
How to apply
  • Please visit www.dpe.uni-passau.de/en/application for details on the application process.
  • You can apply at any time, as we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
  • We will start reviewing received applications on 31 January 2023.
If you have any further questions, please contact the managing director of the RTG, Dr. Verena Komander,
by email at dpe@uni-passau.de, or the responsible professors for questions regarding the research areas.

Über uns

The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 12,000 students and more than 1,300 staff study and work on our university campus, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work.

So bewerben Sie sich

The University of Passau aims to balance the diversity of employees. We encourage female applicants to
apply for these positions. The positions are suitable for people with disabilities. Registered disabled
applicants are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory
preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal. This position may
be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a work-share basis.
Emailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure,
whereupon they are deleted from our systems. Please visit www.uni-passau.de/en/university/currentvacancies for our data privacy statement.

Please note that only the German version of this call for applications is legally binding.