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FHML/School for Mental Health and Neuroscience/PhD candidate

The division of Mental Health, Maastricht University, is looking for a motivated PhD student with a background in Psychology or a related field field (e.g. Mental Health, Psychiatry, Health Sciences) to work on a ...

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Vijverdalseweg, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The division of Mental Health, Maastricht University, is looking for a motivated PhD student with a background in Psychology or a related field field (e.g. Mental Health, Psychiatry, Health Sciences) to work on a randomized controlled trial that aims to investigate the efficacy of a novel, ecological momentary intervention for improving self-esteem (‘SELFIE’) in a randomized controlled trial of help-seeking youth with prior exposure to childhood trauma. The SELFIE project has a vacancy for a PhD student, who will take on a central role in this study.


The successful candidate has a Master degree in Psychology or a related field (e.g. Mental Health, Psychiatry, Health Sciences) and a strong interest in the evaluation of novel interventions for traumatized youth. We are looking for an innovative, hard-working and creative personality, with excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills, who is able and willing to work independently as well in an interdisciplinary research team. Experience with recruitment and assessment in the context of a randomized controlled trial, traumatized populations, experience sampling methodology, mobile health interventions (in particular, ecological momentary interventions), and in the field of clinical psychology, youth mental health and/or epigenetics is an advantage. The candidate should have a very good command of Dutch and English (both written and oral).


The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Temporary employment for the period of max 4 years. Monthly salary is € 2.222,- gross/ month in year 1 up to € 2.840,- in year 4.

Additional information

Additional information about this vacancy can be obtained from: dr. U. Reininghaus (e: u.reininghaus@maastrichtuniversity.nl)


Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

MHeNs is one of the five research schools of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University and the MUMC+, and consists of three Divisions that closely work together: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (Division 1), Mental Health (Division 2) and Neuroscience (Division 3). MHeNs conducts translational neuroscience research in collaboration with the departments of Psychiatry & Neuropsychology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anaesthesiology, Neurophysiology, Radiology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Urology, and Ear-Nose-Throat Medicine, which have merged their research efforts into the three divisions of MHeNs, while converging almost all of the laboratory neuroscience techniques within one central laboratory facility. MHeNs furthermore collaborates with the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) at UM and has successfully created enduring academic infrastructure with several large academic health care partners in the region: three large academic mental health institutions (RIAGG-Virenze Maastricht and Mondriaan), the Alzheimer Centrum Limburg, and a large academic service for epilepsy (ACE, Kempenhaeghe).