PhD position in psychology
Sort on published: 2017-08-25
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The position is affiliated to the Child and Baby Lab (www.babylab.se) at the department of psychology. The lab includes some 30 researchers and PhD-students that investigate children’s motor, cognitive, and socio emotional development, both experimentally and through individual differences. The Child and Baby Lab has a strong international focus and has been rated as a world-leading lab on numerous occasions (KOF-07 and KOF-11).
Project description: The current project includes a longitudinal study where we follow 120 children from 6-months of age to preschool and investigate how cognitive and socioemotional factors are related to each other during early development. The focus for the current PhD position will be to use data from the longitudinal study to investigate the development of basic cognitive abilities. In addition, the PhD position may include additional studies where methods to facilitate cognitive development, especially development of numerical and mathematical cognition, are developed.
To qualify for a doctoral position in Psychology at Uppsala University, the applicant must have a master´s degree either including or in addition a minimum of 90 Swedish study credits in psychology. Applicants who have obtained qualifications equivalent or comparable to the criteria described above abroad are also eligible to apply. For more information concerning the requirements: http://www.psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies
Other qualifications: Experience from work with children and/or experience from research in developmental psychology is desirable. IT skills beyond basic skills (e.g. experience with programming in R, MATLAB, or Python) and experience with advanced quantitative data analysis is also desirable.
The sucessful applicant will be supported by an employment as a PhD for 4 full years and primarily engage in research. Other work at the Department such as teaching and administration can optionally be included (max 20%).
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Application: The application must be designed in Swedish or English and contain a letter in which the applicant describes themselves and their research interests. The application shall also include following documents:
- Application for admission: http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/a_81624-f_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf
- CV including certified copies of merits
- A list of completed courses
- Master thesis in psychology
- A research plan
- Contact information for Academic references are desirable
For more information: http://www.psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/application
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Desired starting date: 2017-11-01 (or as agreed). A temporary position during 4 years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Gustaf Gredebäck phone: 070-167 94 14, e-post: email@example.com,
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-30, UFV-PA 2017/2987.
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Placement: Department of Psychology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2987
Last application date: 2017-09-30