[PET] PhD Student in Usable Privacy in the context of an interdisciplinary Digital Lab

Ina Schiering i.schiering at ostfalia.de
Thu Oct 17 09:59:55 BST 2019

The *Leibniz ScienceCampus – Postdigital Participation – Braunschweig*
is looking for a dynamic, *interdisciplinary PhD candidate* to fill the
following vacancy: Research fellow (m/f/d) with the aim of obtaining *a
doctorate in computer science* (part time, 75%).

The position is within an early career research group and will be
jointly supervised by the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and
the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI).
The fixed-term contract has a pay-scale grouping of TV-L 13 (German
federal public service scale) and is limited initially for *36 months*,
with the possibility of extension.

The focus of the *Leibniz ScienceCampus *– *Postdigital Participation –
Braunschweig* lies on social participation in a world where our lives
are shaped by hybrid analogue and digital technology and practices. A
Social Living Lab brings together cultural, social and technical
sciences enabling us to research, design and explore participation in
education and urban life alongside local and regional stakeholders. This
Leibniz ScienceCampus is an interdisciplinary research partnership
between the GEI, the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Ostfalia
University of Applied Sciences, the German Maritime Museum, the
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) and the Haus der Wissenschaft
in Braunschweig.

You will:

  * Design and conduct a research project on /usable privacy/usable
    security/ within a group of early career scholars focussing on the
    interaction between students and teachers (and possibly other
    participants, such as parents) when using digital educational
  * Complete a doctoral thesis on this topic, in the field of computer
  * Participate in interdisciplinary exchange within the overall group
    of about 10 doctoral students on the ScienceCampus and in the group
    of early career scholars.

*You have:*

  * A high-quality master’s degree in a relevant subject, preferably in
    computer science or a course with a strong focus on computer science.
  * Experience with smart devices, augmented reality, etc.
  * Willingness to cooperate with the other project teams working on the
  * A confident, open and friendly personality and the ability to
    communicate with partners from local government and the local
    community, high standards, reliability and the ability to work well
    in a team.

*We offer:*

  * The opportunity to work on a dynamic and collaborative Campus and to
    further your interdisciplinary skills at working across the
    humanities and social and technical sciences.
  * The opportunity to co-design the GEI’s digital lab, a ‘learning
    environment of the future’ that will provide an innovative
    infrastructure (including, e.g., high performance PCs with AR/VR,
    and class sets of RaspberryPi, robotic kits, programming kits) to
    enable the development, exploration and research of flexible,
    participatory educational practices.
  * The opportunity to participate in conferences, undertake research
    fellowships abroad and publish open access within the framework of
    the ScienceCampus.
  * Flexibly structured working hours when the respective working
    situation allows.

The position is based in Braunschweig, Germany. The GEI is a
family-friendly organisation and promotes the professional equality of
all people. We expressly welcome applications from international
applicants or from applicants with a minority background. Severely
disabled applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude will be given
preference. Proof of disability should be included with the application.

Please send your written application and accompanying documents
(curriculum vitae, certificates etc.) *electronically* as a single *PDF
file* (*max 9MB*) with the subject line:
‘*Postdigitale-Partizipation-Informatik*’ to bewerbung at leibniz-gei.de no
later than 17 November 2019. Please include a project outline in the PDF
which describes initial ideas for your doctoral thesis (max. 4,000
characters). Interviews will be held on 5 December 2019. For further
details please contact Prof. Ina Schiering (i.schiering at ostfalia.de,
Tel.: +49 (0)5331 939-31140) or Prof. Felicitas Macgilchrist
(macgilchrist at leibniz-gei.de, Tel.: +49 (0)531 59099-283).

*For further information see:*

Best regards,
Ina Schiering and Felicitas Macgilchrist

Prof. Dr. Ina Schiering
Institut für Information Engineering
Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften
Salzdahlumer Strasse 46/48
38302 Wolfenbüttel

Telefon:  (+49) 5331 939 31140
Fax:      (+49) 5331 939 31142
E.Mail:   i.schiering at ostfalia.de
Website:  pws.ostfalia.de/schiering
Projekte: securin.de

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