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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

PhD Position / Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

02.03.2020, by Tina Keil

University of Osnabrück, Germany
Application deadline: March 31st, 2020

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Logo: University of Osnabrück

The Department of Intercultural Developmental Psychology is looking for applicants for a PhD Position / Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (50% / 0.5 FTE; 3 years, extension possible). The starting date is the June 15th, 2020. After one year, an increase to 100% (1.0 FTE) is possible.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of an international collaborative team to address research questions concerning social interactions and intergroup relations (e.g., prejudice, intergroup contact, identity and group processes).

We offer

  • Unique opportunities to develop an individual scientific career in a new, interdisciplinary and internationally networked research group; English is our working language and German is not required
  • Participation in ongoing externally funded projects: “Online social networks, intergroup prejudice and psychopathic personality traits” funded by the National Bank of Sweden (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond); ”Explaining and countering prejudice: The role of friendship processes” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); ”Processes that buffer against youth mental health problems: A longitudinal experimental approach” funded by VINNOVA and FORMAS
  • Access to a variety of existing experimental and longitudinal multimethod data sets, e.g., experience sampling in high schools, experimental field studies, longitudinal community network samples, representative and international data (e.g., data on intergroup contact and prejudice among young people from seven European countries, n > 20,000)
  • Excellent research infrastructure, with a focus on combining experimental laboratory studies (e.g., in our behavioral observation laboratory) with field studies (e.g., mobile sensing technology, experience sampling via online diaries and smartphones)
  • Possibilities to actively participate in an international collaboration network of research institutes from different (sub)disciplines (for example, social, development, personality psychology, political science, sociology, criminology)
  • Funding for travel to national and international conferences
  • Further education and professional training.

For further details and application, please visit:

For more information on this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Maarten van Zalk (