The department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Hamburg invites candidates to apply for a 3 year research position (PhD-level). Successful candidates will work in an international project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (in cooperation with Koc University, Turkey).  The project investigates the influence of cultural, socioeconomic, and immigration differences on the emergence of social-cognitive and communicative cultural learning skills in the first two years of life.

Tasks include longitudinal data collection, statistical analyses, and publication in scientific journals. The successful candidate has studied psychology or a related experimental discipline with an emphasis on cognitive and social processes, has excellent knowledge of statistical analyses and experimental methods, and is skilled in academic writing. Experience with children and/or migrants is desirable.

The department of developmental psychology investigates infant and child cognition with an emphasis on social information processing using EEG, eyetracking, and behavioral methods; and it investigates the influence of different social-cultural settings on cognitive development. Facilities at our center for cognitive and cultural development include a state-of-the-art infant lab, a large infant data base, and access to kindergardens and selective field sites (

Please send your application including a motivation letter, a cv, relevant qualifications, and two letters of recommendation to Intended deadline is 20.07.2014 but applications may be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Ulf Liszkowski by email.