PhD position in psychology

Uppsala University
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The position is affiliated to the Child and Baby Lab ( at the department of psychology. The lab includes some 30 researchers and PhD-students that investigate children's motor, cognitive, and socio emotional development, both experimentally and through individual differences. The Child and Baby Lab has a strong international focus and has been rated as a world-leading lab on numerous occasions (KOF-07 and KOF-11).

Project description: The current project includes a longitudinal study where we follow 120 children from 6-months of age to preschool and investigate how cognitive and socioemotional factors are related to each other during early development. The focus for the current PhD position will be to use data from the longitudinal study to investigate the development of basic cognitive abilities. In addition, the PhD position may include additional studies where methods to facilitate cognitive development, especially development of numerical and mathematical cognition, are developed.

 To qualify for a doctoral position in Psychology at Uppsala University, the applicant must have a master´s degree either including or in addition a minimum of 90 Swedish study credits in psychology. Applicants who have obtained qualifications equivalent or comparable to the criteria described above abroad are also eligible to apply. For more information concerning the requirements:

Other qualifications: Experience from work with children and/or experience from research in developmental psychology is desirable. IT skills beyond basic skills (e.g. experience with programming in R, MATLAB, or Python) and experience with advanced quantitative data analysis is also desirable.

The sucessful applicant will be supported by an employment as a PhD for 4 full years and primarily engage in research. Other work at the Department such as teaching and administration can optionally be included (max 20%).

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines

Application: The application must be designed in Swedish or English and contain a letter in which the applicant describes themselves and their research interests. The application shall also include following documents:

Application for admission: including certified copies of meritsA list of completed coursesMaster thesis in psychologyA research planContact information for Academic references are desirableFor more information: 

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University's excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.


Desired starting date: 2017-11-01 (or as agreed). A temporary position during 4 years.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact

Professor Gustaf Gredebäck phone: 070-167 94 14, e-post:,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-30, UFV-PA 2017/2987.

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