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    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Humanities at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg offers the position of a


    Research Group Leader/Coordinator for the project

    Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Health



    The position is to be offered for a period of up to 5 years for the duration of the Junior Research Group.
    In addition to the position of the head of the group, the research group consists of one post-doc position and one position for a PhD-candidate (0,5) to be filled by the head of the group.

    Cognitive control processes enable humans to behave in a goal-oriented manner. Such processes encompass the shielding of information processing against currently task-irrelevant information, the monitoring of cognitive and behavioral conflicts and the regulation of emotional processes. Such control operations are particularly required when humans engage in multiple tasks either simultaneously or in rapid alterations (multitasking), in ambivalent or conflict-laden situations, or situations in which human coping resources are exceeded. Such situations often go along with responses that are denoted as stress. The coping of stress, in turn, is an essential factor of mental and physical health.

    The Junior Research Group is supposed to study the relationship between cognitive control, loss of control, emergence of stress and the role of cognitive control for the maintenance of health. We expect an experimental research program which investigates these relationships from a basic and/or applied perspective. References to existing research foci and/or networks at the department of psychology are expected.

    A key task of the group leader is third-party fundraising. We expect the group leader to submit at least one research proposal at national or international funding agencies within the first two years. With regard to teaching, a contribution of the research group to the Bachelor- and Master-Programs in Psychology is demanded.

    Applicants are assumed to hold an excellent PhD and a Diploma or Master’s degree in Psychology (or a related field). In the course of the assessment of applications the selection will be based on the criteria for Emmy-Noether-Research programs (DFG). The research program of the applicants must target the research topic above. Applicants should have an outstanding record of (inter)national publications. Moreover, experience in raising or conducting third-party research projects should exist.

    The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Severely handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration when equally qualified.

    Please submit your application, including the filled-in online application form as a word document, CV, copies of degree certificates, transcripts, and a list of publications by e-mail until 31st May 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Wittelsbacherplatz 1, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany, Prof. Dr. Andreas Doerpinghaus. Please note the details of tendering procedure on our homepage


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