27/10/2020

Doctoral position - The development of psychotic-like experiences in daily life


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    KU Leuven
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Psychological sciencesBehavioural sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/11/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Leuven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    BAP-2020-812

OFFER DESCRIPTION

In this project, the candidate will investigate the psychological processes related to the risk for the development of psychosis (or subclinical psychotic symptoms) in a normative adolescent cohort - SIGMA. SIGMA is a large-scale, accelerated longitudinal study of adolescent mental health and development in Flanders involving almost 2000 adolescents. The candidate will participate in the second wave of the SIGMA study, which investigates the relationship between social and environmental risk and protective factors and mental health outcomes, using self-report questionnaires, experimental tasks, activity tracking, and the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), an electronic diary technique enabling the collection of real-time data on individuals’ behaviors and experiences. The candidate will work alongside other PhD students and research assistants in a dynamic team and would be involved in recruitment, data collection (remotely and in schools), preparation of study materials and equipment, data analysis and writing up manuscripts for publication.

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Benefits

A contract for one year will be offered, which is renewable for another three years after positive evaluation. Salaries for PhD students are competitive by international standards. The starting date is flexible, but no later than January 1st 2021. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate has a Master’s degree in Psychology or a related field (Mental Health, Psychiatry, Social/Health Sciences). The candidate should have good knowledge of statistics and research methods. Previous experience with or knowledge of the experience sampling method and literature on psychosis is a plus. Also, the candidate should have good written and oral command of Dutch and English (C1 proficiency level). 

Selection process

For this application, the following information will be considered:

  • Cover Letter (describing your motivation, research career goals, skills, and experience) 
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Contact details of at least two reference persons
  • Other information for consideration (e.g., a list of publications if applicable)

 

Please use the university’s job portal when applying for this position. 

For more information please contact Dr Thomas Vaessen (thomas.vaessen@kuleuven.be) or Dr. Ana Teixeira (ana.teixeira@kuleuven.be). 
You can apply for this job no later than 30/11/2020 via the online application tool

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