Research Associate § 28 Subsection 1 HmbHG (2 positions)

Your responsibilities

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.

The applicant is expected to initiate and conduct research projects, analyze data and publish research findings as a first author. To gain maximum benefit from the research surroundings, the applicant‘s research interests should fit into the scope of the departments‘ focus on mechanisms of psychotic symptom formation and maintenance and their translation into novel interventions. The infrastructure for both basic and intervention research for patients with psychotic disorders is available. The applicant will be expected to teach within the clinical Bachelor and Master of Sciences Programs with 2 LVS, which is equivalent to 2 seminars, lectures, or colloquia within each term.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Applicants with the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Pronounced scientific interest and previous experience in research (proven via e.g. assistant positions, internships, participation in publications or similar), preferably in the area of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
  • Started or completed training as child and youth therapist (or similar training abroad).

We further expect excellent English language skills and the willingness to prepare English manuscripts as well as advanced methods skills (complex data-analysis and/or experience with one or several of the following research methods or paradigms, e.g. psychophysiological assessments, such as EEG and eye-tracking, ecological momentary assessment, basic experimental learning paradigms).

Teamwork and lively exchange are important to us. We are therefore looking for applicants, who are willing to actively participate on site in our dynamic internationally oriented research team.

We offer support in reaching your own scientific intentions and goals, joint use of existing data, a supportive team, technical support in conducting experimental and/or ambulatory studies, opportunities for international networking and ample opportunities to participate in regular workshops on methods and workshops on scientific writing. You will take part in active scientific exchange both within (i.e., in form of regular colloquia) and beyond our immediate working group (e.g., faculty lecture series and method workshop programs) and can benefit from the exciting research consortia at the interface of psychology and neuroscience (e.g., the research unit 5389 Contextual Influences on Dynamic Belief Updating in Volatile Environments: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Implications, see: or the research training group 2753 Emotional Learning and Memory, see

Applicants who aim to combine the research associate position with clinical training are welcome, as long as their main focus lies on the PhD.

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As men are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage men to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable male applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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