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Research Associate (f/m) for the PROFRAME Project (Prototyping Framework for Mobile App Design in Large Enterprises)

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. Wiesbaden, 06.06.2018


In the PROFRAME research project at the CAEBUS Center of Advanced E-Business Studies of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (Department of Design Computer Science Media, Campus Wiesbaden), the following temporary position (1 year) is to be filled as soon as possible:

Research Associate (m/f)

(part-time position: 50%)
Reference ID: DCSM-M-64/18
Design and implementation of a prototyping framework for mobile applications (1 year limited)
The PROFRAME project (Prototyping Framework for Mobile App Design in Large Enterprises, www.proframe-project.de) is conducting research on user-centered development of mobile applications in large enterprises. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and runs from 2016 to 2019. The research work is in cooperation with the industrial partner DB Systel. We are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree and expertise in digital media (e.g. media economics, media management, business administration, media informatics, business informatics). If suitable, the position can be used to prepare a doctoral project. The aim of the position is also to support the preparation of research proposals for follow-up projects in the field of mobile app innovations and business concepts.
The position is intended to support research aspects of the project that are more strongly related to user acceptance and the usability or marketability of prototyping tools. This includes, for example, support in conducting literature and market research as well as the conception, planning and implementation of prototype-based user tests, empirical surveys and usability studies.
Applicants should be able to meet the following requirements:
  • Interest in the areas of conception, development and analysis of the usage behavior of innovative mobile applications
  • Previous experience and interest in scientific and research work
  • Very good English language skills as a basis for participation in scientific publications, knowledge of German would be advantageous
  • Advanced skills in general office and scientific software (e.g. Microsoft Office, SPSS)
  • Expertise and interest in the field of design and creation of mobile applications would be advantageous
Depending on the qualification, candidates are paid up to 13 TV-H.
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is a family-friendly university advocating equal opportunity and work-life balance. It expressly encourages duly qualified women to apply. People with disabilities (as defined by Section 2 Para. 2 and 3 of Vol. IX of the German Social Code) are given preference when their credentials are identical to those of non-disabled candidates.
The place of employment is Wiesbaden, though candidates are expected to be willing to work at all university locations.
We offer the "Landesticket Hessen" for 2018, which, as a state-government employee, you can use to travel free of charge on public transport right across Hessen.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Stephan Böhm, Hochschule RheinMain, phone 0611/9495-1297, email: stephan.boehm@hs-rm.de. For any procedural queries, please contact Anne Stosch, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Research Funding Department, tel. 0611/9495-1149, email: anne.stosch@hs-rm.de.
Please send your written application in German or English with detailed documentation (for cost reasons, application documents are not returned), stating the aforementioned ID number, by email (in one PDF file) to bewerbung@hs-rm.de or by post 02.07.2018 to

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Postfach 3251
65022 Wiesbaden.

Bewerbungsschluss: 02.07.2018