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[ecrea] Open Positions: Postdoc and PhD Student in Internet, Algorithms & Society at the University of Zurich

Fri Jun 22 23:27:17 GMT 2018

Open Positions: Postdoc and PhD Student in Internet, Algorithms & Society at the University of Zurich

The Media Change & Innovation Division (Prof. Michael Latzer, at the IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland invites applications for:

1 Postdoc (3 to 9 years)
1 Doctoral researcher/PhD student (3 to 6 years)

in the field of Internet, Algorithms and Society

Please send your application with the usual documents and a letter of motivation (one pdf file) to Dr. Moritz Büchi: (m.buechi /at/ Additionally, please attach a representative scientific contribution (publication in a scientific journal or excerpt from your doctoral dissertation for the position of the postdoc; or a scientific publication or Master’s thesis for the position of the doctoral researcher). The selection process will begin in July 2018. However, the job offers remain open until qualified candidates are found. The University of Zurich strives for the equality of men and women in academic positions and therefore particularly invites applications of qualified female researchers. The positions are fixed-term (initially 3 years) but can be renewed for up to 3 (PhD) or 6 (Postdoc) additional years.
Job specifications:
Participation in the research projects The Significance of Algorithmic Selection for Everyday Life (survey, tracking, interviews; especially in the domains of information seeking, commercial transactions, social communication and entertainment on the Internet) and/or World Internet Project - Switzerland (representative survey on Internet usage of the Swiss population and attitudes towards topics like online privacy, participation, digital well-being etc.). Further academic qualification along the lines of the division’s research and teaching areas.
We offer:
Excellent conditions for research on highly topical issues, integration into a highly motivated and globally connected team at a leading institute for communication sciences in Europe, opportunity for additional training in theory and also in qualitative as well as quantitative methods, opportunity to deepen didactic skills, and adequate pay.
Job requirements:
Completed PhD (for the Postdoc) or Master’s degree (for the doctoral position) in communication sciences or a related discipline in the social sciences by the starting date.
More information can be found here:

Contact: Dr. Moritz Büchi ((m.buechi /at/

Starting date: September 2018 or as agreed upon

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