Research Assistant in Psychology

Konstanz (DE)
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The University of Konstanz with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The Department of Psychology currently has an opening for a full-time research assistant

PostDoc position
(salary scale 13 TV-L, 100 %)

The position is limited to three years. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions. 

The laboratory for clinical neuropsychology, led by Dr. Jens Pruessner, is searching for a researcher at the PhD level to support ongoing or starting projects in psychoneuroendocrinology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The successful candidate should either have prior experience with hormone assessment from saliva and blood, know how to perform analyses using appropriate immunoassay technology, and be able to interpret results in line with current theories and models, ideally documented through publications in respective journals.

Alternatively, the candidate should have a neuroimaging background, prior experience with assessment of structural or functional neuroimaging data, and should be capable of analysis of structural and functional neuroimaging data using pertinent packages and solutions (e.g., SPM, Matlab, minc), ideally documented through publications in appropriate journals. 

Prerequisite is a doctoral degree in Psychology or Neuroscience. The position offers stimulating work in a youthful team, the possibillity to further the academic qualification and career (‘habilitation’), and considerable freedom in initiating and executing personal research projects. The successful candidate is further expected to contribute to the teaching curriculum (4 hours / week), and to participate in fundraising efforts of the team.  

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Pruessner ( , + 49 – 7531/88-5700)

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 - 4016). 

The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of   women in research and teaching. 

The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained from:

The position is now open and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send your application to: Prof. Dr. Jens Pruessner, Fachbereich Psychologie, Postfach 905, Universität Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, GERMANY.

Application documents will not be returned. Please submit your documents only in copy, ideally as pdf. 

Please indicate the reference number 2017/009.