Doctoral researchers – “Impact of adverse childhood experience on psychosocial and somatic conditions across the lifespan” – Zi Mannheim 2020

The Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) stands for cutting-edge international research and groundbreaking treatment concepts in psychiatry, psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and addiction medicine.

For the 2. cohort of the DFG Research Training Group 2350 “Impact of adverse childhood experience on psychosocial and somatic conditions across the lifespan” ( we are looking for 6

Doctoral researchers (m/f/d)

Participating institutions besides the CIMH are the Department of General Psychiatry, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, as well as the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Neurophysiology at the Medical Faculty Mannheim.

The program combines an English-speaking three-year structured training for doctoral researchers with close personal support in an excellent research environment. The program begins on April 1, 2021 and the position is limited to 3 years

Research Tasks:

  • Independent planning, conducting, analyzing, and publishing experimental and clinical projects within the research focus of the GRK 2350
  • Description of the specific projects see Requirements:
  • Excellent master in psychology, neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or another natural science
  • Timely completion of higher education with a qualifying degree and above-average results
  • Proven qualifications with particular relevance to the RTG

We offer:

  • Exciting and ambitious research at the intersection of experimental, clinical psychology and psychotherapy in a leading research institute, a friendly working environment within young, dynamic and motivated colleagues
  • Excellent possibilities for scientific and social exchange and cooperation and development of research projects
  • Advancing your own qualifications (seminars, spring school, workshops, masterclasses, international exchange program)
  • Pursuing a doctoral degree (Dr. sc. hum.)
  • Salary is based on the German TV-L pay scale (E13, 65%), including the social benefits of the German public service sector

Please provide:

  • CV
  • Master‘s degree certificate and transcript (or preliminary document incl. timetable for the completion of the studies)
  • Bachelor‘s degree certificate and transcript
  • Secondary school leaving certificate
  • English proficiency record (tests such as TOEFL, provide experiences)
  • Two letters of recommendation from recent academic supervisors or employers carrying the official university or company letterhead or contact details of two referees
  • Letter of motivation (1 page: Include reference from own experiences to research project, outline future career plans).

If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl, phone number +49-621-1703-4021. We are pleased to receive your application, via the online career portal at until October 31, 2020.
Please note that your application will not be returned, only send copies. Interview expenses cannot be reimbursed.

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