PhD student in Psychology (A)

Stockholm University
April 01, 2023
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atthe Department of Psychology. Closing date: 1 April 2023.

The Department of Psychology is a diverse and creative workplace for education and research in Psychology. Each semester, over 1000 students are enrolled in our courses that range from introductory level to advanced graduate level. The Department of Psychology is a workplace in development and has recently moved to the newly built university campus Albano. Together with the Stress Research Institute, which is now part of the Department of Psychology, we conduct basic and applied research based on interdisciplinary and cross-methodological approaches.

Project description We are looking for a PhD student within the project of "Investigating underlying emotional and neural mechanisms explaining adult age-differences in emotion recognition ability".

Recognition of emotional information is of importance for social and emotional function in everyday life. Previous neuroimaging studies have investigated emotion recognition (for example of facial expressions) at a group level ignoring the fact this is an individual phenomenon. Precision neuroimaging focus on single subjects and many repeated trials. Using precision neuroimaging to study human brain function associated with emotion recognition is an unexplored territory, which has great potential to increase our understanding of how “the emotional brain” works.

The aim of this neuroimaging project is to study single young and older subjects during repeated scanning sessions to investigate behavioral and brain mechanisms that can explain adult age differences in emotion recognition.

A multimodal multivariate data analysis approach will be used including functional and structural brain data, subjective responses and various physiological measures. All analyses are conducted at the individual level, meaning that statistical models are fit separately to data from each participant, and individuals in the project are controls for each other. Standard functional and structural MRI data analysis approaches will be used in combination with explorative AI for identifying correlations within and between patterns of brain connectivity and behavioral outcome measures. This as a proof-of-concept project in the forefront of a coming paradigm shift in cognitive neuroscience which will eventually open new scientific venues.

The project depends on advanced data analysis, and thus requires interest in and a solid understanding of data analysis methods.

For more information about the project contact Håkan Fischer, [email protected]

Application guidelines.

Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements , the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements , the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of psychology stipulates that applicants must have completed at least 90 first-cycle or second-cycle higher education credits in psychology, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. Those studies should include a thesis corresponding to a minimum of 15 credits.

General Syllabus for Doctoral Studies in Psychology.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection A review committee will assess the candidate's ability to successfully complete the PhD program. Criteria used in the review process are the candidate's research plan, which should be included in the application, a previous paper/publication, and other relevant educational and professional merits. For further information please see the Department of Psychology website.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www. and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact For general information about the Department of Psychology and the application for the PhD program please contact the Director of studies for the PhD program Mats Nilsson, telephone: +46 8 16 46 05, [email protected]

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], [email protected] (SEKO), and PhD student representative, [email protected]

Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

For additional information please read and follow the instructions in the Application guidelines at the website of the Department of Psychology.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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