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 from 100 countries 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 Chair of Internet and Telecommunications Business (Professor Jan
Krämer) and the Research and Training Group “Digital Platform
Ecosystems” (DPE) at the University of Passau invites applications for
the position of
Doctoral Researcher
(Ph.D. candidate)
to start at the earliest convenience.

This is a full-time position, based on a fixed-term contract valid for a
period of three years, with the option of renewal. Remuneration is in
accordance with pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective
agreement, TV-L; the salary step depends on your qualifications and

What we seek
* You are a highly motivated master’s graduate with an excellent
degree in economics, information systems or a related field of study.
Preliminary part-time employment up to 0.5 full-time equivalent in
line with pay grade E12 TV-L may be arranged temporarily for
candidates who have not yet completed their master’s thesis. Please
contact us for details.
* Very good analytical skills and keen interest in the economic
regulation of the digital economy. Knowledge of computer science
would be an advantage but is not essential.
* Willingness to approach complex practical problems with analytical
methods and to learn or deepen new methods (e.g. experimental
economic research, game theory, industrial economics, econometrics).
* Willingness to conduct interdisciplinary research as a member of the
DFG-funded Research Training Group „Digital Platform Ecosystems“ (
https://dpe.uni-passau.de/en ).
* Ability to work in a team, open-mindedness, and the motivation to
work on a research project independently, diligently and under
* Excellent spoken and written English language skills.
* Knowledge of German would be advantageous but is not a requirement.
What we offer
* The opportunity to pursue doctoral study at a renowned German
university, and as part of a strong team with internationally
recognised research activities at the highest scholarly level (see
* Membership in the interdisciplinary Research Training Group 2720
Digital Platform Ecosystems (see https://dpe.uni-passau.de/en
) funded by the German Research
Foundation (DFG).
* A tailored and structured doctoral programme at the graduate school
DPE; a fully funded research visit abroad, external course programme
(summer schools, workshops); co-supervision by international scholars
and much more.
* You will participate regularly in international conferences, become
integrated into an international research network and contribute to
the national and international political discourse on the regulation
of the digital economy.
* Excellent infrastructure, including the Chair’s own experimental
laboratory, on one of the most beautiful university campuses in
Job-sharing arrangements may be possible, depending on the number of
suitable candidates. The University of Passau wishes to increase the
proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for
the position.

This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities. Those who are
registered disabled 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.

If you have any further questions about this position, please contact
Professor Jan Krämer by e-mail ( jan.kraemer@uni-passau.de

To apply, please send your full application (including motivation letter
and school, training and work certificates) as a single pdf file to
dpe@uni-passau.de .
Application details can be found at: www.dpe.uni-passau.de/en/application
. You can apply at any time,
as we will be accepting applications until the position is filled. We will
start reviewing received applications on 15 October 2022.

E-mailed applications are kept on file for up to six months after the
conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from
our systems.