PhD Positions (f/m/d) in the DFG Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems"



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The University of Passau is offering doctoral (PhD) positions for the DFG Research Training Group 2720 on Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE): Digital Platform-Based Value Creation and its Implications for Data Exchange, Organisation and Socio-Economic Development.

The Research Training Group (RTG)

The RTG (see for more information) is a postgraduate excellence programme and vibrant interdisciplinary research community. It is comprised of 22 doctoral (PhD) and postdoctoral students, nine principal investigators/doctoral supervisors and an international network of research partners from the disciplines of information systems, management, organisation, marketing, economics and communication studies. Together, they investigate the idiosyncratic characteristics of digital platform ecosystems and their implications for the transformation and design of economic value-creation architectures as well as for overarching socio-economic and regulatory developments. The RTG is organised in three interdisciplinary thematic areas:  

Β·        Data exchange in digital platform ecosystems

Β·        Innovation, transformation, and organisation in digital platform ecosystems

Β·        Socio-economic and regulatory dimensions of digital platform ecosystems

What you provide

We are looking for aspiring early career researchers with a strong interest in and an openness to conducting interdisciplinary research at an internationally competitive level. At the time of hiring, applicants must have completed a university master's degree in one of the areas covered by the RTG. Applicants should have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies and should be dedicated and perseverant researchers, possess strong social and communicative skills and be fluent in English as well as committed to contributing to the RTG community.

How to apply

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The application deadline is May 23, 2022. Interviews will be conducted on June 29 and 30 on campus, and decisions communicated shortly after that. If you have any further questions, please contact the coordinator of the RTG, Verena Komander, by email at

The University of Passau aims to balance the diversity of employees. We encourage female applicants to apply for these positions. The positions are suitable for people with disabilities. Registered disabled applicants 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.

This position may be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a work-share basis.

Emailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.

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