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.

The University of Passau is offering
doctoral (PhD) positions
for the DFG Research Training Group 2720 on Digital Platform Ecosystems
(DPE): Digital Platform-Based Value Creation and its Implications for Data
Exchange, Organisation and Socio-Economic Development to start at the
earliest convenience.

The Research Training Group (RTG)
The RTG (see https://dpe.uni-passau.de for more
information) is a postgraduate excellence programme and vibrant
interdisciplinary research community. It is comprised of 22 doctoral (PhD)
and postdoctoral students, nine 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
* Data exchange in digital platform ecosystems
* Innovation, transformation, and organisation in digital platform
* Socio-economic and regulatory dimensions of digital platform

What we offer
Positions are available for three years, and are remunerated with an
internationally competitive salary (75%–100% FTE, TV-L 13) with social
security and healthcare contributions. The RTG is generously funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG; https://www.dfg.de/en/
). Doctoral researchers are closely mentored by at
least two professors and receive a tailored, interdisciplinary training
programme, including a three-month research stay abroad to promote
internationally competitive top-level research around the phenomenon of
digital platform ecosystems. The research programme is fully funded,
including IT equipment, a research budget and travel grants. DFG funded
doctoral researchers can focus on their research and do not have to take on
teaching or administrative tasks. In addition, doctoral researchers are
also affiliated to the chair of the first supervisor in order to promote
deeper interaction and integration in the respective department. The RTG is
based at the University of Passau, which has an outstanding international
reputation in research and teaching, a strong focus on digitalisation and
digital technologies as well as an award-winning campus in one of the most
beautiful historic towns in Europe.

What you provide
We are looking for aspiring early career researchers with a strong interest
in and an openness to conducting interdisciplinary research at an
internationally competitive level. At the time of hiring, applicants must
have completed a university master’s degree in one of the areas covered by
the RTG. Applicants should have demonstrated academic excellence in their
studies and should be dedicated and perseverant researchers, possess strong
social and communicative skills and be fluent in English as well as
committed to contributing to the RTG community.

How to apply
For details on the application process visit
. When you apply, you select
one research area for the doctorate. You can apply any time, as we will be
accepting applications until the positions are filled. 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.

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.

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