Post-doctoral assistant - Experimental clinical and health psychology

Country: Belgium;

City: Ghent

Vacancy added: 10.07.2019

Employer: Ghent University

Resumes due: 30.07.2019


→   Apply until 30/07/2019 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
    →   Department PP05 - Experimental clinical and health psychology
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 201906/PP05/DA/024


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.


  • You hold a doctoral degree in Psychology.

For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

  • Your research fits within one of the research groups in the department of experimental clinical and health psychology (see
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s and/or Master’s programmes.
  • You have relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
  • Proficiency in Dutch to assist in teaching courses that are provided in Dutch is an added value


  • We offer you an appointment for maximum 23 months, which may be renewed once for one year at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a postdoctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system. The final selection will take place on Tuesday August 20, 2019.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Rudi De Raedt ( +32 (0)9/ 264 64 47).

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