Job: Researcher at Ghent University – Games @ School (G@S) project

in the field of new media and ICT

The IBBT research group for Media & ICT (IBBT-MICT) of the Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, seeks to fill a fulltime position as project researcher in the field of new media and ICT.

Job description

  • You conduct research into the experience and effectiveness of learning games within the interdisciplinary Games @ School (G@S) project
  • You perform high-level quantitative data-analysis using software packages such as SPSS and AMOS
  • You write research reports and scientific publications
  • You become an active member of a dynamic and international team of researchers
  • You actively take part in the organization of the research unit
  • You collaborate with colleagues with different disciplinary backgrounds and with other organizations and companies
  • You support the teaching and organization of the Department of Communication Studies


  • PhD or Master in Communication Studies, Psychology, Educational Sciences, Sociology or other relevant degree at Master level or above
  • Previous experience with new media and ICT user research is considered a strong plus
  • Strong expertise in methods for sociological, psychological or pedagogical research in general and for user research in particular
  • Experience with experimental research (design, organization and data analysis)
  • Strong skills in various techniques and software packages for statistical analysis
  • An active interest in ICT and new media, including digital games and serious gaming
  • Strong academic writing skills
  • Academic grades and/or previous scientific publications are a plus
  • Enthusiastic and dynamic personality, strong team spirit


  • A stimulating working environment
  • A dynamic, international and interdisciplinary team
  • A challenging and diverse job
  • A function in which you can further expand your methodological and social skills

Please send your application letters and extensive CV as soon as possible (before January 9 at the latest) to (+32 9 264.97.07)

More information on the research group and the project in question can be found at


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