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50% post-doc position ‘internet interventions on overeating’ at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Fachbereich Psychologie, Universität Salzburg
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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 3.5-year 50% Post-doc position funded by the Austrian Research Fund. Given the part time position (20hours/week), the position does not require full time presence in Salzburg (remote work option) and can be carried out from other EU countries with intermittent visits to Salzburg. Candidates can have a background in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Public Health or related medical/technical disciplines. Of advantage will be research skills in experimental psychology/cognitive bias modification or in the development of internet based psychological treatments / ecological momentary assessment. Required are good 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, and two representative publications to jens.blechert(at) (in English). Please use the job title in the subject line. Application deadline is December 31st 2021.

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Name: Jens Blechert

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