Post-Doc (24 months) in Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Post-Doc (24 months) in Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

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25 Feb 21 Mar Maastricht

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The candidate will work in the Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Work and Social Psychology, section Applied Social Psychology.

Job description

We are looking for a candidate who is interested in developing and executing a research line at the forefront of social psychological research making use of currently developing themes and methodological approaches, for example AI, data science, ecological assessments, (network) modelling, neuro-cognitive approaches. Possible research topics of the candidate are open but should overlap with those of the staff members of the section (e.g. emotion dynamics and regulation, evolutionary psychology, decision making, information processing, self-regulation, social media). A start-up grant for research will be offered.


Maastricht University (UM)


A PhD in psychology or a related discipline, with a focus on social psychology.

An interest in developing an own innovative social psychological research agenda building on or independent of prior doctoral research.

Good communicative and networking skills reflecting the ability to engage and collaborate.

Good conversational and writing language skills in English. Dutch language skills are helpful.

A promising publication track record of fundamental research, and documented or ambitions to attract own funding.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 months, from 1/4/2021 until 31/3/2023.

The position is temporary for the duration of 24 months.
Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is scale 10 (max. € 4.402,- ).

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website


Maastricht University 

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.



Work & Social Psychology

The department of Work and Social Psychology (WSP) accommodates two research sections: Applied Social Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology. The research in both sections focuses specifically on the design and evaluation of health-related theory-and evidence-based interventions.


  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €4402 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2021.60


Maastricht University (UM)

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