Freiburg: PhD opportunity

Universität: PhD opportunity (65%) at the intersection of psychology and movement science with a focus on timing in multitasking (00000277)

Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You'll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people - right in the heart of one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

The University of Freiburg's human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The Time, Interaction and Self-determination group in Freiburg seeks to employ a talented young scientist to work on an innovative experimental psychology project bridging cognitive psychology and human movement science.

PhD opportunity at the intersection of psychology and movement science with a focus on timing in multitasking

Part-time position (65 %), Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

The project investigates how subtle violations of temporal expectancy can impair multitasking performance. Our group is embedded in the Cognition, Emotion, and Sustainability Unit at the Institute for Psychology. The group works with state of the art behavioral psychology labs, including EEG and eye tracking, and intensely cooperates with other departments from a large variety of disciplines. More detailed information can be found on the team's webpage.

The project is part of the DFG Priority Program SPP 1772 "Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements: From basic mechanisms to optimized task scheduling", funded by the German Research Foundation. The Priority Program consists of 20 projects distributed all over Germany. The applicant will closely cooperate with other teams within the Priority Program. The position is an excellent starting point for an academic career in the life sciences. For more information, please refer to the project's webpage.

Expected profile of candidate:
The ideal applicant holds (or is close to obtain) a MSc. degree in psychology or a related field (cognitive science, neuroscience, etc.) and displays a genuine interest in experimental psychology. Very good knowledge of English is required.

To apply please provide the following documents:

  • A ½ page motivation letter
  • Your CV (in English or German)
  • A copy of your MSc. certificate (or a transcript of records) and BSc certificate (if applicable) (in English or German)

The working contract is fixed term with the University of Freiburg for 3 years. Working contract and registration as PhD candidate are two separate processes, yet the project is appropriate to lead to a cumulative PhD thesis.

The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference number 00000277, by date 31.01.2019 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Psychologie
Abteilung für Allgemeine Psychologie
Engelbergerstr. 41
79106 Freiburg

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For further information, please contact Herr Dr. Roland Hermann Thomaschke on the phone number +49 761 203-98673 or E-Mail roland.thomaschke(at) .

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