Postdoc in clinical psychology and network modelling

University of Southern Denmark
December 10, 2022
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Postdoc in clinical psychology and network modelling Postdoc in clinical psychology and network modelling

The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, at the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a postdoc position within the research areas of clinical psychology, depression and network modelling.

The postdoc position is for 2 years, with a possible 3rd year extension, starting on the 15th of January 2023 or soon thereafter. The focus of the position is on developing models that map how everyday psychological distress symptoms interact through time with a person's activities, mental abilities and life events to lead to depression, in both people who have never been depressed before and those currently in recovery from depression.

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of clinical psychology, quantitative methods and network theory of psychopathology. The candidate should have experience with network modelling, programming and meta-analytical research. As a postdoctoral fellow, s/he will be carrying out research under the supervision of Associate Professor Maria Semkovska.

Required qualifications

  • A PhD in psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology or a connected psychology field
  • An excellent track record in psychology research, including at least two first-author publications and peer-reviewed publications related to network theory and/or meta-analyses.
  • Fluency in programming as needed for network analyses (e.g., R/python)
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and record-keeping skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with internal and external collaborators as well as support the project's research group members
  • Experience and interest in teaching
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • We offer

  • The possibility to engage in high-impact, multidisciplinary research
  • A dynamic, diverse and international research environment that values collaboration among colleagues
  • An initial contract for two years, with the possibility of extension for another year
  • Flexibility in planning working hours
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • For international candidates, support with practical, and social aspects (e.g., housing, researcher taxation etc.) through our international staff office (ISO) https: // www. sdu.dk/en/omsdu/internationalstaff
  • For questions regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Maria Semkovska (msemkovska@health.sdu.dk ).

    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    Applications must be in English and submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".

    The attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

    We strongly recommend that you read "How to apply" before you apply - see below

    Application should include

    • A letter of motivation • A curriculum vitae • PhD diploma or, for soon to be graduating PhD students – a positive assessment of the PhD thesis defence certificate • List of publications indicating the publications attached • Examples of the most relevant publications (max three).

    Only applications submitted online and written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

    Applications may be shortlisted.

    Living and working in Denmark

    Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Further details

    How to apply

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 10/12/2022

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