Jan 05, 2021

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
Postdoc Cognitive

Job Description

Postdoctoral position (full-time) in Cognitive Psychology at the Institute for Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany (in the Laboratory of Ute J. Bayen, Ph.D.).

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field (e.g., Cognitive Science) and strong research interests and experience in experimental memory research, especially prospective memory, metamemory, episodic memory, formal models of memory, memory development in children, and/or memory and aging. The relationship of memory (esp. prospective memory) with sleep, emotion, or depression is also of interest. ABD will be considered. We offer a competitive salary with generous benefits, and excellent research support. Teaching load is four semester hours (experimental practicum or SPSS course) and may be in English or German. The working language of the research group is English. The starting date for the position is April 1, 2021. The initial contract is until September 30, 2023.

Düsseldorf is the capital of North-Rhine Westfalia, located at the Rhine, with about 600.000 citizens and ample cultural opportunities. Ranking 6th in the Mercer worldwide quality-of-living rankings 2019. International airport and rapid train connections to many European cities. Permit for entry into Germany will be granted under current regulations. Help with visa, housing, and all aspects of onboarding will be provided by the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center and the laboratory group.

The salary will be up to pay grade 13 TV-L, depending on the qualifications of the applicant. In principle, the employment can also be part-time, unless there are compelling official reasons opposed in the individual case. There is a dual-career opportunity as there is a current opening for a doctoral student in cognitive development.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of female employees. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability, and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing a different applicant. Applications from qualified individuals with a severe disability or from individuals with a disability regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Please send your C.V., contact information of at least two references, and a description of your research interests electronically to

sekretariat-bayen@hhu.de. Informal inquiries may be sent to the same address. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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