PhD position (all genders welcome) (Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1528 ) (ID 15917)

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Einrichtung: Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1528 (ID 15917)

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Christian Schloegl

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 02.12.2021

At the University of Göttingen, a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1528 “Cognition of Interaction” will be established with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). The CRC invites applications for a

PhD position (all genders welcome)

This is a 65% position (currently 25,87h/week) limited until December 31st, 2025. The position should be filled as soon as possible. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale E13 TVL.

In 22 projects, the CRC 1528 “Cognition of Interaction” investigates how fundamental cognitive functions and their neurobiological foundations contribute to human and nonhuman primate social behaviour and social interactions. The CRC is formed by a highly interdisciplinary consortium including systems and computational neuroscientists, data scientists, psychologists and behavioural and cognitive biologists. Partner institutions are the University Medical Center, the German Primate Center, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Weizmann Institute of Science. See:

In the project “Interindividual differences in transparent dyadic human interactions”, led by Prof. Dr. Lars Penke, Prof. Dr. Annekathrin Schacht and Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail, we aim to understand how individual differences in personality, cognitive ability, and hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect continuous dyadic interaction behaviour and decision making in parallelly conducted or competitive lab tasks. To this end, we will study human dyads using recently developed Dyadic Interaction Platforms, which are semi-transparent touch screens where participants face each other while simultaneously conducting tasks.

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Ideal candidates have a background in psychology. A strong motivation to conduct research, the willingness to engage in scientific exchange with other disciplines and the ability to work independently are essential.

Additional requirements:
- A Master degree (or equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline
- Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: personality psychology, psychometrics, behavioral endocrinology
- Experience with conducting lab experiments
- Advanced statistical and analytical abilities (preferentially in R)
- Strong interest in Open Science
- Very good command of English

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application as a single pdf with the usual documents (motivation letter, curriculum vitae, university degrees, contact details of up to two referees) and your name and the keyword “C02” electronically until *09.01.2022* to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dr. Christian Schloegl, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen. E-Mail:

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Lars Penke ( )
For questions about the application procedure, please contact

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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