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Doctoral (PhD) Position (3 years) 60%

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Doctoral (PhD) Position (3 years)

veröffentlicht am: 10.10.2016

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Psychologisches Institut, Allgemeine Psychologie (Kognition)

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Alessandra Souza on an SNF-funded project entitled
“The interaction of perception and language in working memory”.
The project’s goal is to examine how describing our visual experience as it unfolds impact the retention of this information in memory. The main question orienting the research in the project is to which extent people integrate visual and verbal information for use over the short-term (with possible extensions to long-term learning). We will search for conditions in which verbal descriptions are helpful, inconsequential, or harmful to visual memory. The project involves work with various visual and verbal memory paradigms, and the possibility to apply existing computational models to the data, and also to develop new models.
Research will be conducted at the Cognitive Psychology Unit (led by Prof. Klaus Oberauer) under the supervision of Dr. Alessandra Souza.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %


Anforderungen / Qualifications

We expect:
- A MSc or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline
- Experience with experimental research
- Knowledge and skills on research methods
- Very good command of English (written and oral)
- Interest in pursuing an academic career in cognitive psychology

Spezielle Anforderungen / Special requirements

Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, Python, Java) and modeling experience will be considered an advantage.

Wir bieten / We offer

We offer:
- Experience in research
- Opportunity for a PhD Dissertation
- International research team and contacts
- Excellent lab infrastructure
- Opportunity to learn about computational modeling
- Salary according to SNF regulations (approx. CHF 47,000-50,000 per year) for up to 3 years

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

February 1, 2017

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information regarding the Cognitive Psychology Unit, and Dr. Souza’s research, visit: http://www.psychologie.uzh.ch/de/fachrichtungen/allgpsy/Team/Souza.html



Bewerbungen / Application

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Dr. Alessandra Souza
Universität Zürich
Psychologisches Institut, Allgemeine Psychologie (Kognition)
Binzmühlestrasse 14/22
8050 Zürich



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