International PhD Programme at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to: Holders of a master degree in the area of neurocognition, psychology (clinical, cognitive, developmental and social), linguistics and biology
Scholarship: Salary for a period of 3 to 4 years


The University of Salzburg is inviting applications for 2-5 fully funded PhD scholarships in the following interdisciplinary areas: neurocognition, psychology (clinical, cognitive, developmental and social), linguistics and biology.

Faculty and research projects:

  • Hubert Haider: psycholinguistics of syntactic processing
  • Eva Jonas: Neural foundations of mortality awareness and reactance; reactance and perspective taking
  • Hubert Kerschbaum: sex-dependent differences in stress response and number processing
  • Wolfgang Klimesch: functional meaning of EEG brain oscillations
  • Josef Perner: theory of mind (perspective taking), consciousness, episodic memory
  • Frank Wilhelm: emotion regulation, stress, neural processes of mental disorders and psychotherapy


Candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent with a relevant specialization in one of the above listed academic areas of the programme at the time of entry. Prior application is possible. The language of the graduate programme (teaching) is English; hence English proficiency is indispensable.

The programme strives for equal representation of female PhD students so women are especially encouraged to apply.


The program will start 1st October 2012 and offers numerous benefits to its students: salary for a period of 3 to 4 years (including health and social insurance), equipped work space, cover of research consumables, specific technological training courses (e.g. fMRI, EEG), presentation, writing and teaching skill training, funding of congress participation, workshops and international courses, including stays in foreign partner laboratories.


Please send your application form available here, CV, declaration of consent, and scanned copies of documents in electronic form.

Deadline for application: 31st March 2012
The deadline is met by the electronic application. For postal mail, the date stamped on the envelope must be within the deadline.

Notification of pre-selection: End of April
Interviews for pre-selected applicants: End of May

For more information, please visit The Official Website.

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