PhD position Cognitive PsychologyUniversität Tübingen • Institut für Psychologie, Arbeitsgruppe Biologische Psychologie • Tübingen

Germany Universities


July 26, 2021


Open Positions 1

Time Span 01 Oct 2021 for 3 years Application Deadline 26 Jul 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • Field of Research

  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Psychology Description The Department of Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen invites applications to fill an open research associate position at the research group for „Biological Psychology“ (Prof. Dr. Leuthold):

    1 PhD-Position (m/f/d, salary: 65% E13 TV-L1)

    The position is available for the duration of three years, starting on October 1st, 2021, or soon thereafter. The position is financed within the research project „Automatic and controlled information processing in conflict tasks“ funded by the Baden-Württemberg foundation from Germany and has no teaching duties. The project will be led by Dr. Mittelstädt in close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Leuthold and Prof. Dr. Ulrich (research group „Cognition and Perception“). The project aims at providing a better understanding of the role of sensory and motor processes underlying goal-directed behavior. For this purpose, the effects of a range of modality-specific experimental manipulations (e.g., motor force) on behavioral measures will be investigated across different conflict tasks.

    The successful candidate will plan and conduct studies within the above research project, will analyse and interpret the results of the performed studies, will help in the preparation of manuscripts for publication, and will be involved in the development of follow-up studies. S/he will be intensively supported by the research group in obtaining a PhD in cognitive psychology. More information about the research project and research group can be found at our website: https: //

    Candidates should have very good English skills and a very good Master's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related subject (or will have obtained a Master‘s degree shortly before the start date of the position). High motivation and interest in basic experimental cognitive research is expected (ideally on topics like cognitive control and/or action control). Skills in programming or prior knowledge of the topic (cognitive control, action control) are desirable. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and specifically welcomes applications from female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are equivalent. Employment will be officially organized by the central university administration. Please submit your application documents by July 26, 2021 (short cover letter, C.V., copies of degree certificates) as a single pdf-file to:

    -------------------------- The salary will be paid according to the general pay scale of German Universities named „E-13 TV-L“. After taxes as a single (i.e., not married or living with a life partner; no children), the monthly salary of 65% E13 TV-L is at least EUR 1690 (net salary after taxes and health insurance). Department of Psychology

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // www. position-14671

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