PhD position at University of Innsbruck (Austria)

June 04, 2021

PhD Position

The Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) is considering applications for a funded 4-year PhD position. The PhD student will contribute to several programs of research in the lab, including the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in emotion regulation, emotion, and social decision-making. The lab uses functional neuroimaging and behavioral paradigms. More information on the lab’s research can be found at

The position is designed for a talented and productive researcher with a MA in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, who takes innovative approaches to the study of social cognitive and/or affective processes and their neural basis. This opportunity provides a transition to career independence through the development of professional skills; supervision by a faculty mentor incorporating an individual development plan in support of training goals; and publication of research findings.

The position involves 

  • conducting research and performing fMRI experiments;
  • analyzing fMRI data;
  • preparing and presenting reports of research results;
  • presenting the findings at international conferences.

 Requirements and Skills

  • Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, or an equivalent discipline
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Solid background in statistical analysis
  • Of advantage is a background in any of the following areas:
    •   knowledge of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG)
    • knowledge of eye-tracking
    • programming experience (e.g. Matlab, Python)

How to apply

Please apply via the university website:

Include a short statement of research interests, CV, Transcripts, and a list of reference.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

For more information please contact: Prof. Dr. Carmen Morawetz (

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