PhD Candidate, NWO Vici project

Apply before: September 8th, 2017
Institute: Leiden University
Job specification: “The power of expectations: Unraveling the role of placebo and nocebo effects in the sensitization of somatic symptoms”

The current PhD project focuses on the causal role of nocebo mechanisms in the sensitization and desensitization of somatic symptoms. For this purpose, a broad set of psychoneurobiological methods will be applied in a series of experimental studies, combining various techniques of psychological conditioning, psychophysiological assessements, pharmacological inductions and fMRI.

You will be responsible for conduction different clinical-experimental studies of this PhD project. You will write scientific, peer-reviewed publications, resulting in a PhD thesis.

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