The Institute of Psychology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill a
PhD Position on the Analysis of Real-life Emotional Expressions (f/m/d)
This position should be filled by December 1st, 2023 and is a 65% position (currently 25,87 hours per week) with a time-limited contract of 3 years.
The salary will be according to pay grade 13 TV-L.
The Department Cognition, Emotion and Behavior, led by Prof. Dr. Anne Schacht, mainly focuses on the modulations of cognition by social context and individual aspects. The Department investigates a variety of domains, including perception, language, face cognition, learning, and judgment and decision making by combining established behavioral paradigms with a variety of measures, including electrophysiology, peripheral psychophysiology, and neuroendocrinology.
The PhD researcher will work within the framework of the DFG project on Gender Effects in Oligopolistic Markets: Leadership and Collusion; a joint research project with the economist apl. Prof. Holger Rau with the aim to analyse gender differences in leadership and collusive behavior through the lenses of industrial organization, behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience. The main task of the PhD student will be to investigate the role of (perceived) emotions in negotiations and leadership behavior. For this purpose, they will analyse emotional expressions (especially in face and voice) from real-life communications.
Ideal candidates should have a Master’s degree in Psychology, Biology, Cognitive Science, or a closely related field. We are looking for a passionate researcher with strong interest in Affective Sciences as well as excellent analytical and programming skills. Excellent spoken and written English is required; good command of German is recommended. We expect candidates to have very good communication skills and interest in multidisciplinary research.
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 send your application including a motivation letter, your curriculum vitae, degree certificates, list of publications if available and names of two academic referees by September 10th by e-mail to
Ute Dorra at udorra@xxxxxxx
Anticipated starting date is December 1st, 2023, but is negotiable.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Anne Schacht
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Dr. Annika Carina Ziereis
Georg-Elias-Müller Institute for Psychology
Dep. Cognition, Emotion and Behavior
Phone +49 551 39 20623