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Research Associate (PhD. Cand.) – Clinical Psychology and Informatics

(We are targeting applicants of all genders)
Part time with 30 hours per week | limited to 3 years | Announcement number: 371-2024

We seek your support in establishing the LOEWE Center DYNAMIC at the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy . The LOEWE Center DYNAMIC (Dynamic Network Approach of Mental Health to Stimulate Innovations for Change) aims to achieve a new understanding of mental disorders and their treatment through the use of dynamic network models.

In our subproject, we intend to analyze existing therapy videos using computer vision and machine learning to derive objective parameters for social interactions. Additionally, we will collect a new sample of young children whose development will be longitudinally monitored. This interdisciplinary subproject operates at the intersection of psychology and informatics, fostering close collaboration among the participating DYNAMIC centers, particularly the Universities of Marburg, Gießen, and the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF). The doctoral position will be jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Christine M. Freitag (Director of the Clinic) and Dr. Nico Bast (Head of Clinical Research)

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Your role

Scientific activity with the aim of a publication-based dissertation
Programming-based processing and preprocessing of video data
Advancement of an analysis pipeline using OpenCV and machine learning
Recruitment and supervision of study participants Publication of results in scientific journals
Presentation and discussion of the project and research findings at conferences both domestically and internationally
Coordination and networking with other LOEWE centers
Supervision of interns and research assistants
Organizational tasks within the project

Who you are

You have successfully completed a university degree (Master of Science) in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
You possess in-depth knowledge in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Psychology.
You have skills in programming-based data processing (using R and/or Python).
Knowledge of Psychological Assessment is desirable.
You have already gained experience in scientific work during your studies.
Additionally, you enjoy working with children and adolescents.
Your motivation and curiosity drive you to advance clinical research.
Due to legal regulations, valid proof of measles immunity / measles vaccination is required.

What we offer

Work Environment: Collaboration within an international, interdisciplinary, and esteemed research team.

Collective agreement: In addition to an attractive salary (75% TV-H EG 13) based on a collective agreement with an annual special payment, you benefit from long-term security through company pension schemes

Mobility: Free public transport in all Hessen (Free State Ticket Hessen)

Campus: Our attractive university hospital campus offers a modern cafeteria, various cafes, and opportunities to rest in numerous green spaces. A walk on the riverside of the Main offers relaxation during breaks

Work-Life-Balance: Part-time employment is possible, we offer childcare in our daycare center (if you have any questions, please contact Familienservice@ukffm.de ), child care during holidays

Health Promotion: Benefit from our attractive health offers. We offer regular online and face-to-face courses on nutrition, relaxation, sports and exercise.

Professional development: Internal and external training for your professional development

Any questions? Many answers can be found in our FAQs for new employees. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Disabled applicants are preferred if they have the same personal and professional qualifications.

Join our team

Use the time until June 4, 2024 to apply. Please submit your online application including a possible starting date and the announcement number. For further information regarding the position and project, please contact Nico Bast (E-Mail:
nbast@uni-frankfurt.de ).

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