Researcher in Psychiatry and Neurochemistry

Apply before: February 9th 2021
Institute: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a Researcher position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. The Division of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology conducts neurochemical research aimed at identifying and studying pathophysiology and pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases.

This research group uses state of the art NMR-spectroscopy to study large molecular complexes underlying basic cellular functions at the atomic level in combination with other structural biology methods and biophysical characterization.

We are looking for a colleague, that is highly motivated, scientifically independent and creative, as well as capable of contributing to an interdisciplinary team environment.Great importance will be placed on personal suitability.


  • a strong background in infectious biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or NMR spectroscopy;
  • Experience in recombinant protein expression from different host-systems;
  • Expert knowledge in solution NMR methods;
  • Expert knowledge in sample preparation;
  • Documented knowledge in automated data procession and analysis;
  • Knowledge in cell biology, including handling of mammalian cell culture etc.;
  • Detailed knowledge in additional biophysical and structural biology techniques.

The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months, 100 % of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as soon as possible or as agreed.

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Research Associate in Autism Research

Apply before: February 4th 2021
Institute: University of Cambridge, UK
We are looking to appoint a research associate for one year to work on datasets held at the Autism Research Centre (ARC). The ARC is a lively, friendly and diverse set of scientists in the University of Cambridge who conduct both basic and applied research to understand the causes of and interventions for autism. See

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Duties will include:

  • statistical analysis;
  • writing up and publishing datasets;
  • writing up work for policy reportst;
  • writing up work for scientific publications;
  • presenting work at conferences;
  • interacting with the lead investigator and wider project team.

This is an opportunity for a postdoc to have co-authorship on publications based on existing data, where papers could be completed within a short timeframe. The appointee will benefit from all the other steps in research (design, ethical approval, recruitment and data collection) already being complete.

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Research Associate/Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience

Apply before: February 4th 2021
Institute: University of Nottingham School of Medicine, UK
This programme focuses on how people process speech when listening in conversation, and, specifically, how prediction of speech (in terms of content and timing) differs between people with normal and impaired hearing.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent experience in cognitive science, experimental psychology, neuroscience or a related area. Those near to completion of a PhD are also encouraged to apply.

Duties will include:

  • designing and running experiments of speech and conversation behaviour;
  • taking the lead with complex data analyses to tie cognitive and neural processing to behaviours such as turn-taking;
  • overseeing the work of a research assistant;
  • support PhD students on the programme;

This post is full-time and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st December 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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15 Early Stage Researcher Positions (PhD students)


Apply before: February 28th 2021
Institute: Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands
15 Early Stage Researcher Positions (PhD students) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ETUDE – Encompassing Training in Functional Disorders across Europe

If you are interested in pursuing a career in research on functional disorders and keen to join an international consortium that comprises some of the best academic, clinical and industrial organizations in research on functional disorders in Europe, please apply for one of the positions available in the ETUDE network and build your future as a researcher in functional disorders!

Candidates will be selected based on: outstanding academic ability, requested skills and experience for the ESR project of interest, motivation of the application for the ESR position of interest

  • 15 Early Stage Researcher Positions
  • Multiple locations through Europe (Netherlands, Germany, UK, Denmark, Poland, and Italy)
  • Temporary contract
  • 40 hours per week (full time; the exact weekly working time may slightly vary between countries)
  • Starting date: 01/09/2021 (the exact starting date may vary between countries due to local requirements)
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PhD-position ‘LGBTI+ Inclusion in Organizations


Apply before: January 15th 2021
Institute: Utrecht University
Would you like combine literature reviews and empirical studies to do research on how to foster LGBTQ+ inclusion? Read on and apply!

  • We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for a PhD position on how to foster LGBTQ+ inclusion.
  • You will be conducting literature reviews;
  • Designing empirical studies, executing and coordinating data collection (surveys, field- and lab-experiments and interviews);
  • Developing research instruments;
  • Spending 10% of your time on additional tasks (e.g., teaching, outreach)
  • Requirements:
    Excellent command of the English language in speaking and writing. Command of the Dutch language is an added advantage;
    Good academic writing and presenting skills.
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Promovendus The Dynamics of Police-Bystander Conflicts

Apply before: 3 Januari 2021
Institute: Open Universiteit, Heerlen
  • Gezocht: een promovendus voor het interdisciplinaire onderzoeksproject “Toward a safe and resilient city: Investigating the dynamics of police-bystander conflicts using advanced technologies”.
  • Van u wordt verwacht een viertal studies uit te voeren waarbij gebruik wordt gemaakt van real-life conflicten zoals geregistreerd met CCTVs en body-cams, en virtual reality games. Uiteindelijk zal een interventie worden ontwikkeld.
  • U heeft een (research) master in een van de vier betrokken disciplines (Psychologie, Rechtswetenschappen, Betawetenschappen, Managementwetenschappen) of aanverwante disciplines (o.a. Criminologie).
  • U heeft goede mondelinge en schriftelijke uitdrukkingsvaardigheden in het Nederlands en het Engels.
  • U kunt 1 maart 2021 beginnen.
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Promovendus Smart Technology use for Resilient Healthcare

Apply before: 7 Januari 2021
Institute: Open Universiteit, Heerlen
  • Gezocht: een promovendus voor het project “Smart Technology Use for Resilient Healthcare: Developing an Intervention Toolbox to Stimulate Smart Use of Electronic Health Records in Hospitals Using a Multidisciplinary Approach”.
  • In dit multidisciplinaire project worden kritische individuele, organisatorische en technologische succesfactoren onderzocht voor ‘Smart Use’ van het EPD door verschillende groepen zorgmedewerkers. Op basis van deze kennis wordt een interventie toolbox op maat ontwikkeld en getest om ‘Smart Use’ van het EPD te stimuleren in een ziekenhuis-setting.
  • Van u wordt verwacht dat u het onderzoeksvoorstel verder uitwerkt en verschillende studies uitvoert, waaronder een scoping review, een interviewstudie (kwalitatief), een survey-onderzoek (kwantitatief) en een interventiestudie.
  • U heeft een (Research) Master Psychologie of een andere afgeronde academische opleiding in een onderzoeksveld relevant voor het project (zoals Psychologie en Technologie, Human Resource Studies). Bij voorkeur heeft u relevante kennis in de Arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie.
  • U heeft goede mondelinge en schriftelijke uitdrukkingsvaardigheden in het Nederlands en het Engels.
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Co-Therapeut in LUBEC, Leiden: 8uur/week


Apply before: 21 December 2020
Institute: LUBEC, Universiteit Leiden
  • Parttime positie als co-therapeut (met onderzoekstaken) in ons klinisch onderzoeksproject In Je Sas!. We onderzoeken de effectiviteit van een blended care aanpak (mHealth app + CGT in groep) voor adolescenten van 12-17 jaar oud met een Sociale Angst Stoornis.
  • Taken twee middagen per week: co-therapeut zijn bij groeps-CGT voor tieners met sociale angst, intakes houden en helpen met data verzameling, contact houden met de tieners via de app, en meer!
  • Gewenste ervaring: je bent klaar of bijna klaar met de klinische stage van je MSc Psychologie opleiding, bij voorkeur heb je ook ervaring met structurele diagnostiek en met CGT, je bent flexibel en minimaal twee middagen per week beschikbaar, je spreekt vloeiend Nederlands, je vindt het leuk om met tieners te werken.
  • Tijd periode: Januari – August, 2021 (met een mogelijke uitbreiding tot december, 2021)
  • Wil jij ons team versterken? Stuur je CV en korte motivatiebrief voor 21 december per e-mail naar Sara Jakobsson Mansson:
External references: E-mail Sara 

PhD position in Neuroscience


Apply before: 11 December 2020
Institute: University of Tübingen, Germany
  • We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor transforms in the brain ( Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental techniques including human psychophysics, animal behavior, imaging, electrophysiology and computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University, in the Center for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. This job opening is for the CIN working group.
  • Participate in research projects such as lab and equipment set up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and presenting at scientific conferences. Assist the lab manager and work in a team for routine laboratory operations, such as planning and preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures. Assist and participate in project planning, and mentor and supervise student projects.
  • This position is focused on behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging studies on rodents.
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PhD Position in Neuroscience


Apply before: 1 February, 2021
Institute: Catholic University of Leuven Center for Contextual Psychiatry, Belgium
  • Up to 10% of adolescents and adults engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI; e.g., cutting, hitting) every year and are at increased risk for suicide and various other adverse outcomes (e.g., stigma, depression, interpersonal stress). Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 – 29 year-olds worldwide.
  • Despite this, we still lack the ability to effectively predict NSSI and suicidal behaviours where they occur: in individuals’ everyday lives. Against this background, this innovative PhD project will harness the power of cutting-edge experience sampling methods and wearable technology to lay the foundation for novel interventions and collect data in two daily life studies: a clinical study with individuals who have engaged in NSSI and another with young adults from the general population who are at risk of developing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
  • The project will involve developing individual risk prediction models that can accurately detect the risk of NSSI in daily life and investigating dynamic phenotypes of people who self-injure, as well as those at high-risk. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the two studies and will be responsible for conducting interviews with the participants and cooperating with clinicians.
  • A contract for one year will be offered, which is renewable for another three years after positive evaluation. Salaries for Ph.D. students are competitive by international standards. The starting date is flexible but no later than March 2021.
  • Succesful applicants must be fluent in Dutch.
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