Job ID: 117007

Doctoral student in Cognitive Psychology

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 January 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 February 2024

Contract Length: Yearly renewal for up to 5 years.

City: Brig

Country: Switzerland

Institution: UniDistance Suisse

Department: Psychology


We are looking for a doctoral student to join our project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation entitled: Profiles of temporal order memory abilities in Down syndrome, Williams syndrome and typical development – It’s about time

Your main activities:

  • Implement eye tracking experiments and novel neuropsychological tests specifically designed to assess temporal memory in children and individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Carry out behavioral testing of the participants independently, analyze the acquired data, and prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Must be able to travel in Switzerland to test participants (having a valid driver’s licence is an asset).
  • Teaching assistant (maximum 50% time) for courses given as part of UniDistance’s Francophone Bachelor’s degree in Psychology: Introduction to psychology; Neuropsychology and neuroscience.
  • Working conditions are hybrid: Brig, Switzerland and home office.

Your profile:

  • Master in Psychology, Neuroscience, Educational Sciences or related field.
  • Experience working with children aged 4-9 years or people with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Experience with behavioral or neuropsychological testing.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Dynamic, engaging personality, comfortable with organizational activities and teamwork, with a strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Mother tongue of French, German or Italian with very good knowledge of English (C1 level).