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Postdoctoral Researcher 'An experimental approach in predicting anxiety-related treatment response (Experimental Psychopathology)' (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher 'An experimental approach in predicting anxiety-related treatment response'. Interested? Read more and apply here.

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Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 3255 - € 4978 per maand


This project is part of the NWO VIDI project recently awarded to Dr. E. Salemink. The overall goal of the project is to improve the prediction of psychological treatment response using methodological transition models and tasks from the experimental psychopathology domain. Various studies are planned in which brief cognitive behavioural interventions targeting anxiety are preceded by an assessment phase that includes experimental tasks. The core tasks of the Postdoctoral Researcher include (jointly) designing the first studies, coordinating and supervising students in the context of data-collection, and publishing the results in international scientific journals. The project includes interactions with Dutch participants who experience anxiety symptoms. There is the possibility to combine this position with a teaching position at the Department of Clinical Psychology (for example, 0.8 FTE research and 0.2 FTE teaching).


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has a genuine interest in anxiety disorders, a strong motivation to conduct experimental research, and experience with cognitive behavioural intervention programs. Strong advantages are clinical experience with respect to anxiety disorders and research experience with prediction studies.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a a PhD degree in the field of Clinical Psychology and/or Experimental Psychopathology;
  • has an excellent level of scientific writing, as shown by recent international peer-reviewed publicationsis effective and efficient, has excellent organizational and social skills, and is a team player;
  • has scientific creativity;
  • has a good level of written and spoken Dutch;
  • clinical experience (especially with respect to anxiety) is an advantage;
  • experience with physiology measures is an advantage.


We offer a 24 months contract of 4 to 5 days a week, with the potential of an extension to another two years (4 years in total). The salary will range from a minimum of €3,255 to a maximum of €4,978 per month. In addition, we offer attractive and flexible secondary terms of employment such as an annual holiday pay of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. We offer flexible working conditions terms of employment to support a good work – life balance of our employees. For more information, visit our website: Working at Utrecht University.

Additional information

The preferred starting date is December 1, 2019 or as soon as possible afterwards. For additional information, please contact Dr. Elske Salemink via mail, e.salemink@uu.nl.

The job interviews are held on November 4, 2019.