Postdoctoral Researcher 'An experimental approach in predicting anxiety-related treatment response (Experimental Psychopathology)' (0.4 - 1.0 FTE)

Postdoctoral Researcher 'An experimental approach in predicting anxiety-related treatment response (Experimental Psychopathology)' (0.4 - 1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
7 Nov 6 Dec Utrecht
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has a genuine interest in anxiety disorders and a strong motivation to conduct experimental research.

Job description

The overall goal of the project is to improve the prediction of psychological treatment response using methodological transition models and tasks from the experimental psychopathology domain. The project is part of the NWO VIDI project awarded to Dr E. Salemink. Various studies are planned in which brief cognitive behavioural interventions targeting anxiety are preceded by an assessment phase that includes experimental tasks. The core tasks of the Postdoctoral Researcher include (jointly) designing studies, coordinating and supervising students in the context of data-collection, and publishing the results in international scientific journals. The project includes interactions with Dutch participants who experience anxiety symptoms. The possibility to combine this position with a teaching position at the Department of Clinical Psychology can be discussed (for example, 0.8 FTE research and 0.2 FTE teaching).

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has a genuine interest in anxiety disorders, a strong motivation to conduct experimental research, and experience with cognitive behavioural intervention programs. Strong advantages are clinical experience with respect to anxiety disorders and research experience with prediction studies.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a PhD degree in the field of Clinical Psychology and/or Experimental Psychopathology;
  • has an excellent level of scientific writing, as shown by recent international peer-reviewed publications
  • is effective and efficient, has excellent organizational and social skills, and is a team player;
  • has scientific creativity;
  • has a good level of written and spoken Dutch and English;

Conditions of employment

We offer a 24 months contract of 2 to 5 days a week. We hope to be able to offer the possibility to extend it with another two years (4 years in total), though that depends on an upcoming decision from the grant agency. The salary will range from a minimum of €3,557 to a maximum of €5,439 per month (scale 10/11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Employer

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues. The Postdoc will become a member of the Experimental Psychopathology Lab Utrecht.

Utrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture The city with a population of nearly 360,000 is strongly influenced by its century-old university  and forms a hub in the middle of the country. Its ancient city centre and its modern central station can easily be reached from the Utrecht Science Park by public transport or by a 15 minute bicycle ride. Utrecht boasts beautiful canals with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafés and terraces by the water, as well as a broad variety of shops and boutiques.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Dr Elske Salemink (Associate Professor) via e.salemink@uu.nl.

The preferred starting date is January 1, 2023 or as soon as possible afterwards.

Note that international candidates needing a visa/work permit for the Netherlands require at least four months processing time after selection and acceptance. This will be arranged with help of the International Service Desk (ISD) of our university. Finding appropriate housing in or near Utrecht is your own responsibility, but the ISD may be able to advise you therewith. For general questions that you might have about working and living in The Netherlands, please consult the Dutch Mobility Portal where much information can be found.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • 16—40 hours per week
  • €3557—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1199519

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Location

Heidelberglaan 8, 3584CS, Utrecht

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Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button.

The first round of interviews is scheduled for Tuesday December 13th.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button.

The first round of interviews is scheduled for Tuesday December 13th.

Make sure to apply no later than 6 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).