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Become part of the open science movement

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association.

To fulfill the ever-increasing research infrastructure needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals, ZPID is in the process of strategic expansion directed at meeting these needs to become psychology’s one-stop research service center. Current as well as future ZPID research areas and services are based on and guided by the values of open science and open innovation.

Currently, we are planning a research project aimed at the development of user oriented curation criteria for psychological research data (PsyCuraDat). The overarching goal of this project is to develop, test, and establish a new documentation standard for psychological research data that considers the possible methodological reuse scenarios for this data. Therefore, we currently have the following job opening:

Junior Researcher (m/f/d) User Orientation in Psychological Research Data Curation

(salary group TV-L E 13, 75%, initially limited to 3 years)

Preferred start date is March 1st, 2020 or earlier

Your responsibilities:

  • Designing and conducting user studies with researchers in psychology and related fields
  • Designing and conducting interviews with experts in the field of research synthesis methods as well as other established reuse scenarios in psychology (e.g., replication studies)
  • Developing and evaluating qualification measures for the application of the user-oriented standards
  • Presenting at national and international conferences
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals in the area of psychology and information sciences
  • Preparing research proposals and funding applications

 Required qualifications:

  • Master-level degree (or equivalent) in Psychology
  • High methodological skills, especially in research synthesis methods (e.g., meta-analyses and systematic reviews)
  • High interest in pursuing and completing a PhD thesis contributing to an increased transparency, sustainability, and quality of psychological research

 Desired experiences:

  • Experience in the design and conduct of interviews
  • Work experience in psychological research or in a research-related area (preferably with teaching experience)
  • Knowledge in the management of research data, especially their documentation


In order to apply, please register with our online portal here


and upload the following documents (until February 02, 2020):

  • Cover and motivation letter
  • CV
  • Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of 2-3 potential referees
  • Outline of plans/ideas for your PhD topic (about two pages)

We support your career development.

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment and, in particular, to increasing the number of women in those academic positions where they are currently underrepresented. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.
We observe guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference. We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit 
Work & Family .

For further information, please contact

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until 02/02/2020 via the following URL: