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Two post-doctoral researchers - LBG Open Innovation in Science Center

  • 1.  Two post-doctoral researchers - LBG Open Innovation in Science Center

    Posted 11 days ago
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    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. 2020). 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 job openings for:

    Two post-doctoral researchers (f/m/d)

    The positions are full-time for two years (part-time arrangements are possible), starting between August and December 2021. The post-doc researchers are 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

    Expected qualifications:
    • 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, 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, as well as their individual and organizational drivers and boundary conditions
    • High level of motivation to conduct scientific research
    • Proven ability to manage research projects
    • Proficiency in English

    What we offer:
    • The post-doc researchers will join a dynamic 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 € 3,945.90 gross per month (14x per year)
    • Guest researcher affiliation with Copenhagen Business School, a globally recognized business school, and its Department of Strategy and Innovation, internationally known for its research activities and strong publication record
    • 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: August 30, 2021
    Applications must be sent via email to Marion Poetz, Scientific Director (mp.si@cbs.dk).

    Applications should include:
    1. A cover letter, which includes a specification of the candidate's areas of interest and methodological expertise
    2. 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)
    3. Copies of transcripts (PhD and - if applicable - master-level)
    4. Proof of English language skills if university language was not English
    5. Sample paper*
    6. One or two letters of recommendation

    *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 will have their materials reviewed by an assessment committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. The LBG OIS Center must receive all application materials, including appendices (see items above), via email by the application deadline.

    For further information, please visit the websites of the LBG OIS Center and the Copenhagen Business
    School's Department of Strategy and Innovation, and/or contact Marion Poetz (mp.si@cbs.dk).

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    Susanne Beck
    Senior Researcher
    LBG OIS Center
    Vienna

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