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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d), 3 years full-time position in Trier (Germany)

13.11.2023, by Kai Sassenberg

Deadline: 03 December, 2023

Leibniz Institute for Psychology
Leibniz Institute for Psychology

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally recognized research-based psychology service center located in Trier (Germany) and is belonging to the Leibniz Association. ZPID is undergoing a strategic extension process aimed at becoming a one-stop, full-service provider supporting the entire spectrum of needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals guided by the values of open science. In addition, ZPID is currently establishing research groups in meta-science and science acceptance. Join the growing ZPID team! Current opening:

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
(salary group TV-L E13, 100 %, 3 years)

Preferred start date: before April 1, 2024.

Duties and functions:
Intuitive information processing has clear advantages for human cognition but also undesirable outcomes such as stereotyping and other biases. These biases are reduced when people experience cognitive conflicts. In a DFG-funded project, we aim to test whether cognitive conflicts can reduce biases and increase fact-based decision-making – in the experimental and work contexts. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct experiments on the impact of cognitive conflicts in simulated and actual work settings.

Tasks include:
Developing research paradigms
Programming experiments and analyzing data
Presenting results at conferences and writing research articles
Supervising research assistants

Your profile:
PhD in social, I/O, or experimental psychology
Experience in experimental research
Interest in designing interventions reducing cognitive biases
Profound English language skills (spoken and written)

Please get in touch with Prof. Dr. Kai Sassenberg ( for further information on tasks or profile.

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here
and upload the following documents (until December 3, 2023). We will start considering candidates as soon as application come in:

- Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application
- CV
- Relevant certificates of degree(s)
- Two references or names and contact details from people who are willing to provide a reference

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until December 03, 2023 via the following URL:

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