Ph.D. opportunity at the University of Innsbruck (Austria)

The Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) is considering applications for a funded 4-year PhD position. The PhD student will contribute to several programs of research in the lab, including the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in emotion regulation, emotion, and social decision-making. The lab uses functional neuroimaging and behavioral paradigms. More information on the lab’s research can be found at
The position is designed for a talented and productive researcher with a MA in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, who takes innovative approaches to the study of social cognitive and/or affective processes and their neural basis. This opportunity provides a transition to career independence through the development of professional skills; supervision by a faculty mentor incorporating an individual development plan in support of training goals; and publication of research findings. 

The position involves 
– conducting research and performing fMRI experiments; 
– analyzing fMRI data; 
– preparing and presenting reports of research results; 
– presenting the findings at international conferences.

 Requirements and Skills
– Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, or an equivalent discipline
– High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary research
– Solid background in statistical analysis

Of advantage is a background in any of the following areas:
o   knowledge of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG)
o   knowledge of eye-tracking
o   programming experience (e.g. Matlab, Python)

How to apply

Please apply via the university website:
Include a short statement of research interests, CV, Transcripts, and a list of reference.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the 5th of July 2021.

For more information please contact: Prof. Dr. Carmen Morawetz (