PhD Student


Within the Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology Group (Prof. Dr. Roselind Lieb) we are looking for a PhD- student.

The position is limited to four years and is scheduled to begin in August 2019 (or later). The main tasks of the PhD-students include teaching (2 hours/week), planning and performing studies in our virtual reality lab, analyses of epidemiological data and the application of machine larning methods in epidemiology and virtual reality. Thus, the doctoral thesis is supposed to be prepared in the field of epidemiology, machine learning and virtual reality in the field of our major research focus: the development of mental disorders (anxiety, affective disorders).

Your position

  • Teaching undergraduate students (2 hours/weeek)
  • Recruitment and assessment of patients and non-clinical samples
  • Supervision and development of our virtual reality lab
  • Data collection and management
  • Analysis of epidemiological data sets
  • Applying machine learning methods in epidemiological and virtual reality data sets
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Presenting findings at national and international conferences

Your profile

  • Excellent degree in Psychology (Master or Diplom)
  • Excellent English and German
  • An excellent foundation in research methodology and research statistics related to epidemiological, machine learning and experimental designs
  • Experience in the implementation of empirical studies (recruitment of study participants, data preparation, data analysis, etc.)
  • Great interest in scientific writing and publications
  • Experience in one or all of the following methods: electroencephalography (EEG), virtual reality, electrodermal activity (EDA)
  • Interest in clinical psychological and epidemiology
  • Technical understanding

We offer you

  • PhD- position for 4 years
  • A supportive and stimulating research environment, excellent training opportunities, and modern equipment supporting you to complete your doctoral thesis
  • Teaching possibilities
  • Diverse contacts to students, clinical collaborators and research partners

Application / Contact
Please send your application by June, 20th, 2019 to with the subject Application for PhD-Position . Address your application to Prof. Dr. Roselind Lieb as a single
pdf file including letter of interest, CV, copy of degrees, two letters of recommendation, etc.

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview and presentation of their Master thesis to take place in Basel in July. For more information, please contact

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