Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports / Institute of Sports / Movement and Training Science of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Academic staff member

part-time (50%)

Your tasks:

  • Independent research on a doctoral project within the overall research framework of the Chair of Training and Human Movement Science (e.g. biomechanical/neurophysiological diagnostics and control in the areas of tactics, strength and technique, motor learning in sport and therapy)
  • Publication of scientific papers in international and national journals and presentation of research results at conferences and workshops
  • Conducting courses in BA, BEd, MEd or MSc sports science
  • Supervision of final theses
  • Support in the self-administration of the chair
  • Collaboration in the preparation of research proposals and funding applications

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • A successfully completed scientific university degree in sports science, physics, psychology or computer science
  • Experience in the field of biomechanical and/or neurophysiological (EEG) data collection and processing is desirable
  • Ideally experience in the field of script-based software programming (e.g. Matlab, R, Python) and in dealing with machine learning methods
  • Strong interest in research
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • High level of motivation and initiative and independence
  • Above-average ability to grasp things quickly and willingness to learn
  • Experience in research and teaching is desirable
  • Good teamwork and communication skills

What we have to offer:

  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements


The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and to be filled immediately. The position is limited to a period of three years.


The position serves the purpose of academic qualification (doctorate).


JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.


We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.


Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.


Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application [Cover letter, CV, relevant (work) certificates (with German recognition if applicable)], preferably via the „Apply now“ button.


For questions and further information please contact Katrin Utzinger by phone 06131/39-27785 or e-mail:


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