PhD student in Psychology
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Project description: PhD position in Experimental Psychopathology.
Uppsala University, Department of Psychology, Emotion Psychology, Emotional Mental Imagery Lab (EMIL)
The overall focus of Emily Holmes´ research team is to develop science-driven interventions to improve psychological treatment after trauma. This goal is achieved through interdisciplinary research combining perspectives from experimental and clinical psychology. The PhD student will be involved in different projects bridging laboratory and clinical work. One focus of the PhD project may be on broadening existing laboratory experiments on mental imagery for example that use the trauma film paradigm as a trauma analogue to generate intrusive imagery and aim to further develop feasible ways to deliver simple cognitive interventions after trauma on a large scale. Thus, the successful applicant should have an interest in the mental imagery / trauma film paradigm and running experimental studies. Furthermore, it is hoped that the PhD student will be involved in different clinical projects. One of these clinical projects will investigate if a simple imagery-focused cognitive intervention can protect mental health in people who recently experienced psychological trauma (i.e. hospital patients in the emergency department). We are also interested in mechanistically driven interventions for people with older trauma memories (e.g. refugees, rape survivors). Therefore, prior experience in working with patients would be beneficial, as would experience of working in a team. The direction of initial experimental projects will be led by Holmes (with other team members), while it is hoped the PhD student will also formulate own research questions within the general focus of the research group at later stages.
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: https://psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
The doctoral student will primarily engage in research. Other work at the Department such as teaching and administration can optionally be included (max 20%). The successful applicant will be supported by an employment as a PhD for 4 full years.
The application must be written in Swedish or English and contain following documents:
- Application for admission to postgraduate studies:
- Attested degree certificate/s that confirms eligibility
- Record of completed courses included in your degree/s
- Contact information to academic references are desirable
For more information: http://psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/application.
The selection will be based on an assessment of the applicant’s aptitude for successful completion of graduate studies, made by the professors at the department. For more information concerning the assessment procedure: https://psyk.uu.se/digitalAssets/499/c_499876-l_1-k_ny-antagningssprocedur-eng-version_final.pdf
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: December 2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Emily Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by October 30, 2019. UFV-PA 2019/3451.
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Placement: Department of Psychology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3451
Last application date: 2019-10-30
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