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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence, is one of the lea­ding and most dyna­mic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the coun­try. Foun­ded in 1828, today it is a glo­bally ori­en­ted, regio­nally ancho­red top uni­ver­sity as it focu­ses on the grand chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tury. lt deve­lops inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for the world's most pres­sing issues. In rese­arch and aca­de­mic pro­grams, the uni­ver­sity unites the natu­ral and engi­nee­ring sci­en­ces with the huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and medi­cine. This wide range of disci­pli­nes is a spe­cial fea­ture, faci­li­ta­ting inter­di­sci­pli­na­rity and trans­fer of sci­ence to society. As a modern employer, it offers attrac­tive working con­di­ti­ons to all employees in tea­ching, rese­arch, tech­no­logy and admi­nis­tra­tion. The goal is to pro­mote and deve­lop their indi­vi­dual abi­li­ties while empowering ever­yone to reach their full poten­tial. TUD embo­dies a uni­ver­sity cul­ture that is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by cos­mo­po­li­ta­nism, mutual appre­cia­tion, thri­ving inno­va­tion and active par­ti­ci­pa­tion.

For TUD diver­sity is an essen­tial fea­ture and a qua­lity cri­ter­ion of an excel­lent uni­ver­sity. Accord­in­gly, we wel­come all app­li­cants who would like to com­mit them­sel­ves, their achie­ve­ments and pro­duc­tivity to the suc­cess of the whole insti­tu­tion.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD stu­dent (m/f/x)

At the Fac­ulty of Arts, Human­it­ies and Social Sci­ence, Insti­tute for Art and Music, the Juni­or­pro­fess­or­ship in Empir­ical Musi­co­logy offers for the MSCA Doc­toral Net­work Lul­la­byte a pos­i­tion, sub­ject to the avail­ab­il­ity of resources, as
Research Asso­ci­ate / PhD stu­dent (m/f/x)
(due to fund­ing, the salary is cal­cu­lated accord­ing to MCSA reg­u­la­tion)
start­ing April 1, 2023 for 36 months. The period of employ­ment is gov­erned by the Fixed Term Research Con­tracts Act (Wis­senschaft­szeitver­trags­ge­setz – Wis­sZeitVG). The pos­i­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion (e.g. PhD).
The pro­ject is fun­ded by the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA CURIE doc­toral net­work within Hori­zon Europe Pro­gramme of the European Com­mis­sion (
The Lul­la­byte net­work will train a group of 10 inter­dis­cip­lin­ary doc­toral can­did­ates (DCs) in the fields musi­co­logy, neur­os­cience/psy­cho­logy, and com­puter sci­ence with a struc­tured approach to develop strong and inter­sect­or­ally applic­able research skills in empir­ical research on the effects of music and sound on sleep. The net­work con­sists of 10 excel­lent insti­tu­tions from dif­fer­ent areas, car­ry­ing out a broad range of inter­linked stud­ies, and com­bin­ing the expert­ise of music research, psy­cho­logy and neur­os­cience of sleep, and data sci­ence within. This cre­ates a strong inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional net­work of research­ers and lead­ing non-aca­demic part­ners, provid­ing basis for cut­ting edge research and innov­at­ive train­ing tailored to the spe­cial needs of this inter­dis­cip­lin­ary field of music and sleep.
The pos­i­tion at Dresden (DC °1) will be situ­ated at the Juni­or­pro­fess­or­ship in Empir­ical Musi­co­logy (Miriam Akker­mann).

Working field:

The spe­ci­fic rese­arch topic will be on lul­la­bies and so-cal­led ‚sleep music‘ and its effect on sleep qua­lity. The PhD stu­dent will focus on (i) exami­ning music used and sub­jec­tively or mea­sur­a­bly pre­fer­red for sleep/rela­xa­tion on musi­cal cha­rac­te­ris­tics in order to extract com­mon musi­cal fea­tures, and (ii) relate the fin­dings to the cul­tu­ral con­text and per­so­nal taste in wake state.
The pro­ject inclu­des second­ments with Emi­lia Gomez (Spain, Uni­ver­si­tat Pom­peu Fabra Bar­ce­lona) for MIR approa­ches and Kira V. Jesper­sen (Den­mark, Aar­hus Uni­ver­sity) for the psy­cho­lo­gi­cal and demo­gra­phic aspects.


  • uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in musi­co­logy, music tech­no­logy, com­pu­ter music, music psy­cho­logy or rela­ted fields with strong skills in music rese­arch (pro­ven by mas­ter the­sis or eqi­va­lent). A basic know­ledge in quan­ti­ta­tive ana­ly­sis is requi­red.
  • Proof of Eng­lish pro­fi­ci­ency, as com­mu­ni­ca­tion and tea­ching lan­guage throughout Lul­la­byte is Eng­lish (e.g. TOEFL or simi­lar test, not for native speakers). Basic writ­ten and ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in Ger­man are hel­pful.
  • App­li­cants must not already hold a doc­to­ral degree at the date of recruit­ment.
  • App­li­cants must not have resi­ded or car­ried out their main activity (work, stu­dies etc.) in Ger­many for more than 12 mon­ths in the last 3 years imme­dia­tely prior to the date of recruit­ment.
  • The suc­cess­ful app­li­cant must enroll in the TU Dres­den’s Gra­duate Aca­demy.

How to apply:

TUD stri­ves to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion (inclu­ding sci­en­ti­fic CV, copies of cer­ti­fi­ca­tes and aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons (if app­li­ca­ble with Eng­lish trans­la­tion), two signed let­ters of refe­rence and a moti­va­tion let­ter) by Janu­ary 31, 2023 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to or via post to: TU Dres­den, Phi­lo­so­phi­sche Fakul­tät, Insti­tut für Kunst- und Musik­wis­sen­schaft, Juni­or­pro­fes­sur für Empi­ri­sche Musik­wis­sen­schaft, Frau Jun.-Prof. Miriam Akker­mann, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

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