Basel (CH): PostDoc-Position

University: PostDoc-Position in Social Psychology

PostDoc-Position in Social Psychology at the University of Basel

100% / PostDoc 3 / January 1, 2021 (but later starting dates are possible)

The Center for Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel is hiring a postdoctoral researcher. The position can be filled as soon as possible; later starting dates may be possible, too.

We seek to expand our research team in either of the two following two areas: 1) fluency research; 2) research on social exclusion/ostracism. You will be working in a highly motivated research team that combines experimental work with the use of representative survey data.

Your position

We offer a postdoctoral position for a period of two years with the possibility of extension by four more years. The salary is very attractive and additional resources are available for research and conference travel. Teaching can be in German or English and amounts to three courses per year (3 SWS).

Your profile

Successful candidates will have an excellent publication record in either of the research areas detailed above. Moreover, a strong background in experimental work and/or analysis of large data-sets is required. Your PhD is in Psychology or a related discipline. Strong R and communication skills are desirable. We expect members of our group to be an integral part of the team and to contribute to the team's success. You should be fluent in German or English. International applications are strongly encouraged.

We offer you

The Department of Psychology provides an excellent environment at one of the leading research universities in Europe. Basel is situated in Switzerland, at the borders to France and Germany. It's a great and welcoming city, and an excellent place to live and work. Quality of life, health care, and public transportation meet the highest standards.

Application / Contact

Please submit your application as *one single* PDF file with the applicant's name as the file name by October 15 2020 to sp(at) This file should consist of a cover letter describing research interests, your curriculum vitae, all relevant certificates, up to three preprints, and the contact details of two experts in the field (whom we may ask for a reference letter).

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please do not hesitate to send us an email for further inquiries to Prof. Dr. Rainer Greifeneder via sp(at) We are looking forward to your application!

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