Candidate for Virtual Reality applications of new technologies in clinical and health psychology...

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Feb 2022


Institute of Neurosciences 

Virtual Reality 

Are you a postdoctoral researcher thinking about your next career move? Juan de la Cierva- training contract grant are a great option to work at Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona . The Institute of Neurosciences, awarded with the seal of excellence Maria de Maeztu, will allow you to work in a first class research environment to boost your career. We offer support to applicants and a mentoring programme.  

General information 

The Juan de la Cierva-training grants are aimed at promoting the employment by Spanish research organizations or R+D centres of young PhD holders for a period of two years in order to complete their post-doctoral research training in Spanish R+D centres other than those in which they completed their pre-doctoral training. 

Participants have to apply online at the call website . The selection is based on a competitive process based on their curricular merits and on the scientific-technical record of the research team in which they wish to join, giving special relevance to the merits of the tutor researcher.  

Research group 

Applicants will be integrated into the research group “Virtual Reality applications of new technologies in clinical and health psychology”; (P.I. José Gutiérrez Maldonado).  

Our group has been the first to use a combination of virtual reality (VR) and eye-tracking (ET) techniques to assess the presence of body-related attentional bias (AB) in non-clinical samples. In order to improve Anorexia Nervosa (AN) treatments, our current project aims to develop a new AB modification procedure using ET and VR technologies. In addition, this project aims to integrate this AB modification procedure as acomponent of a body exposure-based treatment that aims to reduce the fear of weight gain experienced by patients with AN. It is expected that, adding a specific component of VR body exposure procedure to the usual treatment for AN, enhanced through the illusion of ownership toward the virtual body, will result in more effective treatment. In addition, it is expected that adding an AB modification training in the body-exposure based procedure will result in a further increase in the effectiveness of the treatment. 

Requirements for candidates 

Participants must hold a doctoral degree and have obtained it between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 for general access, and between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021 for access for people with disabilities equal to or greater than 33%, unless they can accredit a cause for interruption in accordance with the call for applications. 

Working conditions 

Granting of a maximum of 500 two-year grants for the employment of people holding a doctorate degree by Spanish R+D centres, of which 9 grants are reserved for the employment of people with a disability equal to or greater than 33%. The grants, which amount to 30,000 euros per year, are intended to co-finance the salary and the employer's social security contributions of the persons hired during each of the annual periods. In addition, an additional grant of 4,800 euros will be awarded to cover expenses directly related to the execution of their research activities. 

Get in contact with the hosting research group 

If you are interested in our group send your CV ( ); Reference: JdC Candidate) 

Support for applicants 

The Institute of Neurosciences offers support ( ) and a mentoring programme   

Link to the callHere  

Deadline: 3 February 2022 

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