We are looking for new researchers for junior positions

8 December 2018

We are looking for two to three new researchers for junior positions for the new project "Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent's well-being (FUTURE)" (irtis.muni.cz/future).

New position: Junior researcher

Work load: (minimum) 50% or 100%
Financial compensation: 1,200 Euro per month (full time, this amount is sufficient to cover living conditions in Brno)
Start of work: January 2019 (or by agreement)
Duration of employment: The fixed-term commitment is for a minimum of one year, but with mutual satisfaction we are counting on engagement for the whole five-year project

Position description:
Working with data from EU Kids Online international research, conducting cross-sectional and trend analysis, and writing publications. Details of the EU Kids Online project can be found at the website of the project: eukidsonline.net. Positions are primarily for working with the existing data.

Who we are:
Interdisciplinary research team on internet and society (irtis.muni.cz).
The offered position is under the Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno (work cannot be done remotely).

Requirements:
- Excellent knowledge of work with quantitative data (from cleaning and processing the data to advanced statistical processes - SEM, multilevel)
OR
- good knowledge of quantitative data (cleaning and processing the data, basic analysis - factor analysis, regression) and excellent knowledge of the psychology of children and adolescents

For both cases:
- education in the field of psychology, media studies, sociology, or a related field
- reliability, care, and independence
- active knowledge of professional English and the ability to write high-level scientific text in English
- willingness to learn
- experience with work at the position of researcher is an advantage (work on other research projects, published articles)

What we can offer to you:
- working on a unique and ambitious project. In the EXPRO scheme, which is aimed at supporting the most promising large projects in all scientific disciplines across the Czech Republic, only three social sciences projects have succeeded and we are one of them!
- background of the Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University)
- the possibility of attending international conferences
- the opportunity to get to know the top international leaders in the field
- collaboration with a team of experienced experts who publish in the best journals of the field and who closely cooperate with other Masaryk university experts (especially with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Media Studies and Journalism, and the Faculty of Informatics) and many foreign teams (e.g., London School of Economics, Leuven University, Universita Cattolica Milano, University of Akureyri, University of Oslo, University of Antwerp and others)
- the city of Brno is ranked among top 10 ‚European Cities of the Future‘ (ranked by The Financial Times and fDi Magazine, you can read more here) and among top 5 best world cities for students (you can read more here)

The ideal candidate is a graduate of a masters programme (or is close to finishing one) with interest in the field of research on the media and technology impact on children and adolescents (not a strict requirement). In case of mutual satisfaction, we can offer long-term cooperation within the same project (experimental studies, longitudinal studies, etc.). There is the possibility for concurrent doctoral studies. A recent PhD graduate is also a suitable candidate (higher wages can be negotiated).

If you are interested in the position or interested in further details, please send your CV and cover letter no later than 27.12.2018 to smahel@fss.muni.cz.

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