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You are interested in conducting research in the field of gamification, games, digital customer experience, eCommerce, crowdsourcing, AR/VR, Metaverse, eSports, Human-Computer Interaction, new media …?

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We are seeking two PhD students (m/f/d) for research on gaming in mobility

In cooperation with our gamification research group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), CARIAD SE is seeking two PhD students (m/f/d) for research on gaming in mobility:

PhD position 1: Exploring the demographic, cultural, social, and psychological factors of gaming in mobility (m/f/d):
In this role, you will empirically investigate the demographic, cultural, social, and psychological characteristics of potential users of digital games in cars and mobility services through an international cross-sectional study. Further, the project conducts a systematic literature review and experiments to examine relevant design patterns of such solutions.
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PhD position 2: My car is my studio: Motivating, designing, and understanding gameful solutions for digital content creation in mobility (m/f/d):
In this role, you will investigate how the creator economy could use cars to generate and share virtual goods (e.g. as NFTs), which socio-psychological uses and gratifications could be satisfied with digital mobility-based content creation, and how such innovation can shape the future of mobility, in-car entertainment, and value creation.
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Both candidates will be employed at CARIAD SE as doctoral students and supervised by Prof. Dr. Benedikt Morschheuser at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, as well as Dr. Steffen P. Walz, Dr. Stefan Mayer and further colleagues at CARIAD.

If you have any questions regarding these two PhD positions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Benedikt Morschheuser via email or contact form.


Further, we offer support in writing an application for international doctoral programs, e.g. in cooperation with the Finnish Gamification Group, as well as PhD scholarships.

For experienced researchers we offer support in writing an application for the attractive Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarships from the European Union and other scholarship programs.

External Researchers

We are open to external doctoral candidates who would like to join our team. If you are interested please check the WISO and FAU guidelines for external PhD students. When all criteria are met, please contact us!

Research Assistants

The start-up of a chair for gamification and digital customer engagement offers space for a wide range of tasks. Are you a student at FAU and interested? Please write us an email with a résumé, an overview of grades and a summary of your skills, your motivation and areas of interest.

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