PhD position – Voter Decision Making and Neuroscience

Apply before: 1 Maart 2015
Institute: The University of Twente
Job specification: This PhD project entitled “Inside the emotional brain of voters” concerns the role of emotions in voter decision making. Emotions are often seen as important motivational forces in democratic elections and they have become an important focus of attention in voting research. The aim of this project is to expand our understanding of this topic through theoretical as well as methodological innovations.
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Research Assistant

Apply before: 26 February 2015
Institute: University of Cambridge
Job specification: This position is part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programme on developing and evaluating very brief interventions (VBI) to increase physical activity as part of NHS Health Checks in primary care (the VBI programme), directed by Professor Stephen Sutton. An important component of the programme is a large randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a very brief pedometer-based intervention (the VBI trial).
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Research Associates (Postdoc, PhD) in Clinical Psychology

Apply before: 13 February 2015
Institute: University of Luxembourg
Job specification: The Research Associate/PostDoc and the early stage researcher-PhD student will join the research group “Self-regulation and Health” in the Institute for Health and Behaviour (Head: Prof. Dr. Claus Vögele), INSIDE research unit (Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development) within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. The multidisciplinary research unit focuses on psychological, sociological, and educational processes associated with social change phenomena.
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Professor in Neurogenetics

Apply before: 27 February 2015
Institute: University of Leuven
Job specification:
We offer a full-time tenured or tenure track professorship in an intellectually challenging environment. This position provides the opportunity to lead an independent research group in a highly inter- and multidisciplinary department.
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Pre-doc fellowship to do research on the neurocognitive bases of pathological gambling

Apply before: 26 september 2014
Institute: University of Grenada
Vacancy text: Job specification
The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation is funding a pre-doc fellowship to do research on the neurocognitive bases of pathological gambling. The position is for four years (starting in year 2015), and the selected candidate is expected to do his/her PhD in the University of Granada, under the supervision of Dr. José C. Perales.Website Dr. José C. Perales

Candidates must be EU citizens, hold a MSc, be highly motivated, meet the criteria to enter a PhD program, and be familiar with research methods in cognitive neuroscience (neuroimaging, event-related potentials, and experimental designs).

For further information see PDF and website below.

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Website with information on the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Reseach Center, and the town of Granada

Doctoral Student at the University of Cologne

Apply before: 10 September 2014
Institute: University of Cologne
Vacancy text: This project seeks to complement current theories on stereotype content and actual usage of stereotype content dimensions with data-driven bottom-up perspectives. It will be the responsibility of the doctoral student to collaborate with the three PI’s in order to achieve the aims outlined in the project proposal. Specifically, the doctoral candidate will program the relevant studies, supervise student assistants in data collection, analyze the results, and participate in disseminating the results. Furthermore, an excellent candidate will serve as a bridge between the Cologne-based PIs (Imhoff, Koch) and Ron Dotsch (Utrecht University).

For further details, please see the PDF.

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Academic vacancies at Psychoneuroxy

Apply before:
Institute: Various institutes via
Vacancy text: Australia

Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Coordinator La Trobe University
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology Monash University


Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Experimental) Clinical Psychology University of Groningen
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Neuropsychology and Traffic Psychology University of Groningen

New Zealand

Head of School of Psychology Massey University
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology Massey University of Wellington


Stipendiat i Nevrobiologi University of Oslo

For more (Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US), see PDF or please visit the website.

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PhD position Wageningen University

Apply before: 24 Augustus 2014
Institute: Wageningen University
Vacancy text: In many climate related policy interventions saving energy to save money is a central argument to convince citizens to take action. However, for many segments of energy consumption, monetary savings are irrelevant. This project focuses on situations in which the energy bill is not directly paid by the individuals who use the energy (eg., all-inclusive housing, hotels) and a different approach to encouraging energy conservation is required.
This PhD project has two aims:
1. Improve theoretical knowledge about stimulating cooperative behavior in situations in which financial incentives are not relevant.
2. To translate this research into functioning interventions in practice.

We ask
We seek a candidate with a Master’s degree in a field related to Social Psychology, Economic Psychology, Behavioral Economics or Environmental Psychology, and with a keen interest in both fundamental research and the application of behavioral theories to practice. He/she should be familiar with experimental research and/or surveys, and preferably have a background in quantitative research methods. Fluency in English and good communication and organization skills are essential.
We offer
We offer a PhD position for 4 years (with interim evaluation after 18 months). Gross salary will increase from 2083 euro in the first year up to 2664 euro in the last year based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week). In addition we offer a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

For further details, please see the PDF.

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Onderzoeker (0,8 – 1,0 fte) voor het project: het meten van groepsprocessen aan Universiteit Twente

Apply before: 22 september 2014
Institute: Universiteit Twente
Vacancy text: Job specification
Groepsprocessen zijn zeer moeilijk te meten in natuurlijke, real-life, situaties. Nieuwe technologie maakt het mogelijk om interacties tussen individuen binnen en tussen groepen op micro-niveau zichtbaar te maken, bijvoorbeeld met behulp van sociometers en track and trace sensors. Dit project betreft een pionierend onderzoek om uit te zoeken hoe sociometers en track and trace sensors gebruikt kunnen worden voor het inzichtelijk maken van groepsprocessen in real-life situaties. Het doel van het onderzoek is om protocollen te ontwikkelen voor het gebruik van deze technologie en bijbehorende complexe data. Daarnaast zal de betrouwbaarheid en validiteit van deze sensordata voor het meten van verschillende groepsprocessen getest worden. De uitkomsten van dit onderzoek zijn van belang voor onder andere vraagstukken met betrekking tot de relatie tussen werken en leren in teams in de context van innovatie enerzijds en de invloed van diversiteit op groepsinteracties, groepsidentiteit en groepsprestaties anderzijds.

Het onderzoek maakt deel uit van het Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS). Het onderzoek is een samenwerkingsproject van de vakgroep Onderwijskunde met de vakgroep Psychologie van Conflict, Risico & Veiligheid .

Voor meer informatie, zie de website van UTwente.

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PhD position on „Health and Well-being of Medical Students and Practitioners“

Apply before: 25 September 2014
Institute: Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
Afdeling: Medical Psychology
Vacancy text: Candidates are invited to apply for a PhD position (75%, € 1996,90 gross payment x 14) on „Health
and Well-being of Medical Students and Practitioners” at the Innsbruck Medical University,
Department of Medical Psychology, Innsbruck, Austria.

This three year PhD-project will seek to identify and test the psychological factors, which can
promote resilience, health and well-being in medical students in training.

The project involves contributions from the fields of health psychology, positive psychology and work
and organizational psychology. The project will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Höfer, Innsbruck
Medical University.

For further details, please see the PDF.

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