Postdoctoral researcher (80-100%)

University of Bern
June 21, 2023
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Postdoctoral researcher (80-100%)

The Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher (80-100%)

The Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Prof. Dr. phil. Stefanie Schmidt; www. of the University of Bern is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in children and adolescents. The overall research topics include early detection and intervention; effects of social media on mental health and development; application of digital tools in psychotherapy; personalized psychotherapy through the identification of mechanisms of change and dynamic modeling of change processes; and investigation of developmental peculiarities in diagnostics and psychotherapy.


The successful applicant will complement the team by own research interests and activities in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Tasks of this position include:

  • Planning and conducting independent research in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology incl. applying for third-party funding
  • Publishing research in scientific journals and presentation at national and international conferences, possibly an international research stay
  • Supervision of Bachelor- and Master-students, and possibly PhD-students
  • Teaching activities (max. 2 hours per semester)
  • Contribution to self-administration
  • Requirements

  • Master's degree in Psychology or a related discipline
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, preferably with specialization in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Excellent research within the context of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology including active research and publication activities
  • Very good methodological skills
  • Team-oriented, highly committed, and independent working style
  • We offer

  • Strong support in the (further) development of an independent profile in research and teaching in the field of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Collaboration in a dynamic and highly motivated team with an open and transparent research culture and the overall long-term goal of promoting mental health of children, adolescents, and families
  • Excellent national and international network with research institutions, policymaking, and NGOs in the context of mental health
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the outpatient clinic for children and adolescents of the University of Bern
  • Salary according to cantonal guidelines and Postdoc regulations of the University of Bern
  • The contract is initially limited to three years and can be extended for another three years in case of positive evaluations.
  • Start: August 1st, 2023 or by agreement
  • Please send us your application in one Pdf document . The application should include the following: Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), CV, list of research output including publications, research plan for the Postdoc (about 2 pages), relevant certificates and sample of a scientific paper (e.g., publication). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt ([email protected]). Submission deadline: 21 June 2023

    In the interest of equal opportunities, the University of Bern aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages applications from qualified women. The University of Berne offers flexible working time models and family/partnership arrangements. These include childcare facilities, assistance for partners and the possibility of job sharing (https: // www.


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