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At the Faculty of Psychology at UniDistance Suisse, we are seeking applicants for two open Postdoc positions – cognitive psychology (100%).

UniDistance Suisse, as an accredited university institute in accordance with the Swiss Higher Education Act (HEdA), has been offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees programs and continuing education and training programs in the faculties of Law, Psychology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Economics and History for over 30 years.

UniDistance Suisse is dedicated to the highest quality standards in teaching and research. With nearly 2300 students, it is the leading institution in the field of distance education in Switzerland. Out of 420 employees, almost 350 are involved in teaching and research activities.

At the Faculty of Psychology at UniDistance Suisse, we are seeking applicants for:

Two open Postdoc positions – cognitive psychology (100%)

The advertised positions are part of the team of Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen at UniDistance Suisse. The teaching of the group is mainly related to learning & memory, experimental methods, and scientific writing. The research of the group is mainly concerned with the foundations of enhanced memory performance (e.g., how visual perceptual abilities relate to memory performance), such as in the case of synesthesia, expertise, and other variations in non-clinical special populations. For a list of potential topics see the publications under the following link https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8874-8341.

Place of work: Brig (Valais, Switzerland; 2 days home office per week possible)
Place of residence: Switzerland or willingness to move
Start of work: August 2024, earlier starting dates are also possible
 

Your tasks

  • Independent teaching (in German) of a module per calendar year in a distance learning setting (e.g., learning & memory, experimental practice, behavioral approaches to cognitive psychology, scientific writing)
  • Creation of online teaching materials (in German) 
  • Programming and implementation of lab- and online-based studies
  • Data analysis based on state-of-the-art and advanced statistical methods (e.g., computational modeling)
  • Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations at national and international scientific conferences
     

Your profile

  • PhD in Psychology or another field related to cognitive psychology
  • Profound interest in cognitive psychology, especially in the field of memory
  • Profound interest in teaching online courses
  • You enjoy programming experimental tasks, especially for online data acquisition
  • You enjoy programming scripts for the purpose of data analysis (preferably in R)
  • You enjoy communicating scientific findings
  • Fluent in German (writing and speaking)
  • Very good English language skills
  • You are able to work independently and on your own responsibility, and you enjoy working in a team
  • Interest in transparent and open science
     

We offer

  • State-of-the-art laboratory (Behaviour, EEG, VR, Eye-tracking) and work infrastructure
  • Integration in a supportive and productive team
  • Comprehensive supervision and career support
  • Freedom to develop your personal career
  • Regular in-person lab meetings and opportunities to discuss your research interests
     

Application deadline: None; position open until filled.

Please apply with the following documents: a letter of motivation (max. one page in English), CV, two contacts who are willing to provide a reference of work, your PhD thesis, and a copy of certificates. Please submit your documents via e-mail in a single PDF file in the outlined order to Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen nicolas.rothen@fernuni.ch, who is also available for further information.

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