The Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is looking as soon as possible for a

Postdoc or Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d) for an Interdisciplinary Research Project

  • Befristung: Temporary position for 2 years
  • Arbeitszeit: part-time Doctoral Candidate (25,025 h/week) or full-time Postdoc (38,5 h/week)
  • Entgelt: salary according to TV-L
  • Anzeige veröffentlicht am 19.09.2023
  • Stelle zu besetzen ab 19.09.2023
  • Bewerbungsschluss: 31.10.2023

Your responsibilities will include contributing to a DFG-funded project on reward and avoidance learning in patients with anorexia and social anxiety disorder, as well as assisting with other thematically linked local, national, and international collaborative projects of our lab.

Your Responsibilities

  • Collaborate within the DFG priority program ViCom ( Our subproject deals with technical possibilities for the multimodal assessment of dyadic communication in typically developed children and children with developmental disorders and difficulties in social interaction.
  • Manage the technical implementation of multimodal recording and analysis methods (including dual mobile eye tracking, physiological measurement methods, facial expression analysis, motion capture, and video-based interaction observation)
  • oversee recruitment process, data collection and data management
  • Implement data analysis workflows, including machine learning methods
  • Publication of the project results
  • Assist in coordinating and contributing to other thematically aligned local, national, and international collaborative projects of our lab.

Your Profile

  • Completed or nearly completed PhD (or equivalent) with a focus in the area of social interaction processes or social communication (from a psychological, medical, data science, behavioral science and/or linguistic perspective), or methodological focus / solid expertise in one of the methods used in the project
  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken, at least basic knowledge of the German language
  • Experience with or strong interest in analysis methods / data science / machine learning / scientific coding
  • Ideally, solid knowledge in Python and/or R, version management with git, frameworks for machine learning and modeling (e.g., pytorch, scikit-learn, tidymodels).
  • Passionate about independent scientific work and publishing internationally
  • Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and social competence, willingness to collaborate in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment
  • Willingness for spatial mobility to support national and international collaborations.

Our range:

  • Varied and responsible work in our committed, interdisciplinary and dynamic team
  • Extensive training and continuing education offerings
  • Health and sport promoted through excellent company health management
  • A wide range of interesting benefits (including in-house daycare, childcare during the holidays, attractive infrastructure, job tickets)
  • Remuneration according to TV-L with various social benefits, e.g. B. a company pension scheme

We look forward to receiving your application!

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte bis zum 31.10.2023 an
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schulte-Rüther
Research Director
von-Siebold-Str. 5
37075 Göttingen
Tel: 0551/3962441
Ansprechpartner/in: Frau Trutwig

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.

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