Postdoc Clinical Psychology

Postdoc Clinical Psychology

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12 Sep 10 Oct Amsterdam

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Job description

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated postdoc to join the UvA Clinical Psychology Department, and work closely with (a) staff member(-s) on setting up research, writing papers and/or applying for grants. The UvA Clinical Psychology Department conducts empirical research using methods and models from basic psychology to investigate (mechanisms underlying) psychopathology, and to run trials to inform clinical practice.

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Research lines include attachment and couple- and family therapy (Henk Jan Conradi), PTSD (Arnold van Emmerik, Sophie Rameckers), therapeutic assessment (Arjen Noordhof, Jan Henk Kamphuis), data science and clinical practice (Henk Cremers), forensic psychology (Bruno Verschuere, Eva Billen), loneliness (Corine Dijk), (bad) habit formation (Sanne de Wit), emotional memory and innovative treatments of anxiety disorders (Merel Kindt, Vanessa Van Ast, Renee Visser, Lotte Stemerding), sleep (Jaap Lancee), psychosis (Lindy Boyette), self-Injury (Tinne Buelens, Derek de Beurs), atypical development (Marie Deserno), medical psychology (Jos Bosch), and mindfulness (Tim Schoenmakers).

What are you going to do?
You will conduct your research and/or apply for funding in close collaboration with (a) member(-s) of Clinical Psychology staff, click here.

The positions include 0.2 fte of teaching. Accordingly, subject to availability and qualifications, you will contribute to the teaching program of Clinical Psychology, by e.g., supervising bachelor or master thesis students.

You will/tasks


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • A strong interest in understanding and/or treating psychopathology;
  • At least a Master but preferably a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field);
  • The ambition to become a leading clinical psychology scientist;
  • A good command of written and spoken English;
  • Good project management skills;
  • Social skills and team spirit.

Excellent familiarity with the Dutch (or comparable) university education system is preferred.

Conditions of employment

The fulltime position concerns temporary employment for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, extension of the position may be possible. We will put together a curriculum which will also include the opportunity to attend training courses and both national and international events.

For this position the University Job Classification profile Researcher 4 applies.

Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is €3.226 and the maximum salary is €5.090 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week, in keeping with salary scale 10, as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

What else do we offer
  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

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  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 12073


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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