Doctoral candidate (w / m / d)- Department of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
University of Freiburg, Department of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Doctoral candidate (w / m / d)


The University of Freiburg is worth a change: With over 500 years of history, it is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany. Here you work in a unique variety of subjects, perspectives and people for research and teaching at the highest level - in the middle of one of Germany's most popular cities. 

The personnel policy of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg is based on the principles of equality and diversity. The university is firmly committed to the goal of a family-friendly university.


The Department of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, is looking for a * n

Doctoral candidate (w / m / d)

Part-time position (65%), starting date: at the earliest possible date.

The holder of the position is involved in research projects in the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's junior researcher group (group leader Dr. Fritz Renner) on "Between thoughts and actions: mental imagery as a motivational amplifier" for low mood and depression " With. The Junior Research Group is affiliated to the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (headed by Prof. Tuschen-Caffier). The project consists of a series of experimental studies whose overall objective is to develop and evaluate innovative psychological interventions for the treatment of depression. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between positive imagination ("mental imagery") and behavioral activation ("behavioral activation").


Your tasks:

The collaboration takes place in an interdisciplinary research team and includes the planning and execution of experiments as well as the evaluation and publication of research results in international journals. The position serves the scientific qualification (PhD).


Your profile:

  • University degree (Psychology) (Diplom / Master) or another specialized degree program
  • Strong scientific interest in experimental, interdisciplinary research in the field of experimental psychopathology / clinical psychology
  • Very good knowledge or experience in quantitative research and statistics
  • Very good knowledge of English in spoken and written
  • Strong interest in writing scientific articles for international journals
  • Very good communication skills, above-average commitment and the ability to work independently and independently in the research team
  • Knowledge or experience in recording and evaluating eye movements (eye tracking) and fMRI data is an advantage

The position is limited to 4 years. Remuneration is based on TV-L E13.

We are especially looking forward to receiving applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please apply with informative documents and supporting documents, quoting reference number 00000469, by 29.04.2019 at the latest. Please send your application in written or electronic form to:

Dr. Fritz Renner 
Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg Department of 
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 
79085 Freiburg

For more information please contact Dr. Ing. Fritz Renner at Tel. +49 761 203-9446 or E-Mail .


General and legal information:
Full-time positions are generally divisible, as far as official or legal reasons are concerned. The selection is made according to the rules of the AGG (General Equal Treatment Act). 
Handicapped people are given preference if they are suitable. 
The content of this advertisement is the responsibility of the respective issuing institution. Any content errors do not constitute claims or rights. The legal representation in connection with the appointment procedure and the hiring takes place exclusively by the responsible personnel department.

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