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PhD position ‘internet interventions on overeating’ at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Fachbereich Psychologie, Universität Salzburg


How can we change unhealthy habits around snacking and overeating?


This is the central research questions in our group. We approach these questions with a mix of experimental and ambulatory methods in populations ranging from healthy to eating- and weight-disordered groups. We plan to develop interventions combining goal setting/planning with cognitive bias modification trainings. We depart from our studies using ecological momentary assessment of affect and eating and aim for targeted and individualized intervention approaches.


We use an excellent research infrastructure at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology and maintain a large interdisciplinary scientific network. Being a well-connected, dynamic workgroup, we hope to provide a vibrant and motivating scientific environment as well as good work-life balance. Salzburg is located at the rim of the Alps and offers a rich cultural life as well as plenty of outdoors recreational opportunities.


We now offer a 4-year PhD position funded by the Austrian Research Fund. Candidates can have a background in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Public Health or related medical/technical disciplines. Of advantage will be research skills in either laboratory- or web based reaction-time measures or studies applying internet based treatments or ecological momentary assessment. Of further advantage are statistical modelling skills, ideally including linear mixed effects modelling in R.


To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV, publication list, name of 1-2 reference persons, to jens.blechert(at)sbg.ac.at (in English). Please use the job title in the subject line. Application deadline is December 31st 2021.

Laboratory website: http://www.eat.sbg.ac.at/


Name: Jens Blechert

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