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PostDoc (f/m/d) Psychology / Statistics / Health Sciences
University Medical Center Göttingen
The Institute of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Göttingen seeks a
PostDoc (Psychology / Statistics / Health Sciences) (f/m/d)
limited until 30.09.2023, fulltime | salary according
The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide
top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded
in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.
The Institute of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology seeks an experienced Postdoctoral Researcher with excellent statistical skills to join our international and interdisciplinary
team focused on outcomes after pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). This large, third-party-funded project, with data collection in five countries, is directed by Prof. Dr. Nicole von
Steinbuechel with data collection in five countries.
Close coopration with the team of researchers to develop and validate a new outcome measure specifically for children and adolescents after TBI
Examination of long-term trajectories after TBI associated with changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), cognition, socio-emotional factors and biomarkers
Take a leading role in running data analysis (in R)
Potentially assess children after TBI with neuropsychological and other patientreported outcome measurement-instruments
You will write up study results and publish in peer-revied journals
You may contribute to academic teaching (in the German language)
A PhD in psychology or a related field in health sciences
Excellent skills in statistics
Excellent statistical programming skills in R are mandatory
Experience with psychometric analysis (classical and modern test theoretical methods, measurement invariance, multi-level analyses etc.) and handling large data volumes are required
Experience in conducting complex outcome studies (e. g., HRQoL, neuropsychology, psychopathologies etc.) is an advantage
Experience in assessing children is an advantage
Excellent command of the English language is mandatory. Proficiency in German is an advantage
The opportunity to participate in a third-party-funded research project
A strong and dedicated multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, sociologists and statisticians
A wide range of training and development opportunities
The opportunity to write a ‘Habilitation’
The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities
and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
Preferred starting date is as soon as possible. Please send your application labelled 2021/08. Applications are open until the position is filled.