Job: Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Analyst for Innovation Research

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany  is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Analyst for Innovation Research and Technology Assessment in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (Reference No. ISI-2013-39)

The position will be in the “Emerging Technologies” department and will commence on 01.07.2013 (or earlier). The researcher will work on research projects focussing mainly on the analysis of scientific-technological, economic, societal and policy aspects of the development and utilisation of information and communications technologies.

You will be working in both German and international projects, focussing on topics such as security, reliability, and societal compatibility of ICT applications. Recent FP7 projects include PRESCIENT (SiS, 2010-13), SAPIENT (Security, 2011-14), PRISMS (Security, 2012-15) and IRISS (SSH, 2012-15).

You are an engineer or natural scientist with good knowledge of information and communications technologies and experience in analysing the socio-economic aspects of ICT, or an economist or social scientist with experience in analysing all aspects of innovation in information and communications technology.

You should have good knowledge in IT security research and privacy. You should also have an interest in current ICT trends such as ’Big Data’ or ‘Cloud Computing’. You should have experience/interest in interdisciplinary research in the fields of policy, industry and technology.

Applications are welcomed from experienced scientists who will be able, after a short training period, to acquire projects independently and to further develop their main work focuses both conceptually and methodologically. Professional experience in the information and communications branch, as well as a doctorate, would be desirable.

You should have very good knowledge of English. German language skills are desirable. If the applicant does not have German language skills, he/she will be expected to acquire them. You should have good computer skills and the willingness and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.

You can expect interesting projects, contact with leading international research institutions, a well equipped infrastructure and communicative and friendly colleagues. The results of your work will form part of the strategic consultations for decision-makers in politics and industry. Employment terms, remuneration and social security benefits are in accordance with the TVöD (collective wage agreement for German public sector employees). The employment contract is limited to five years.

Please send your application until 5 May 2013 to Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, attn. Ms. Julia Roth, Breslauer Straße 48, 76139 Karlsruhe, Germany, mailto