PhD Position

Network analytics and computational modeling

The Center for Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland, seeks applicants for

1 Doctoral Position
(3 years)

The position is available from January 2021, but later starting dates are possible.

Job description

Candidates will be working under the supervision of Dr. Dirk Wulff ( and should be interested in studying individual and age differences in cognitive and decision processes using network analytics and computational modeling.

The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field, has solid knowledge of research methods, and aspires a scientific career. Knowledge in scientific programming in R or Python and computational modeling is desirable. Applicants will be part of an international group and an English-speaking environment. The salary will be about 47,000 Swiss Francs (approx. 43,500 Euro).

The successful candidate will be part of the Social, Economic, and Decision Psychology Doctoral program, which offers a number of additional training opportunities, expert workshops, and funding for visits abroad. For more information:

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Applications (consisting of a cover letter describing your research interests, your MSc. Thesis, curriculum vitae, and the names of potential writers of recommendation letters) should be sent as a single PDF file, with the applicant’s name as the file name, to Dirk Wulff (; Applications must be submitted by December 1st, 2020, to ensure consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.