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SIGMA: psychosocial determinants of psychopathology in adolescence - Belgium  

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Posted on : 18 May 2017

Project Description

The responsibilities of the post-doc will be:
  • the coordination of the SIGMA study (leading a group of 3 PhD students and 1 research assistant)
  • to closely collaborate with the research coordinator for the daily management of the SIGMA study
  • to reach out to schools and mental health facilities for collaboration in the study
  •  to provide feedback on the progression of the study to the SIGMA steering committee and SIGMA advisory board
  • to supervise 1 of the PhD students on his/her PhD
  •  to further develop your own line of research with papers, grant applications,... 

  • The successful candidate has a PhD degree in Psychology or Social/Health Sciences, Medicine, or Biomedical Sciences, with a strong interest in psychopathology. 
  • We are looking for a combination of a strong researcher and an excellent manager. 
  • The successful candidate has good analytic and writing abilities (demonstrated by published papers), has a clear interest in psychological mechanisms related to psychopathology,  has experience with setting up studies and collecting data (preferentially on a large scale) and has the capacity to manage a research team with research assistants and PhD students. 
  • Experience with Experience Sampling Methodology is a plus as is experience with longitudinal data analysis (using STATA, SAS or R).
  • The candidate should have good command of English (written and oral) and some command of Dutch would be a plus. 
  • Motivated post-docs of all nationalities, who have the ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinaryand international research environment with a strong commitment to research in psychopathology, are invited to apply.

  • Salaries for Post-docs are competitive by international standards. 
  • A contract for one year will be offered, which is renewable for another two years after positive evaluation.