Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Chair of Addiction Research
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Research Associate / PhD Student
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The position is starting at the next possible date for 3 years. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position entails 65 % of the fulltime weekly hours and offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
The candidate will be engaged in and substantially contribute to the project “Regulation of Craving: Stress-challenge and re-exposure effects”, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Stress and craving are important predictors for relapse in patients with substance use disorders. The current project seeks to examine how stress and executive functions interact to influence the ability to regulate craving and compares different strategies to modulate craving with respect to their mid to long-term effects in smokers. A range of neurobiological methods are employed, including fMRI, EEG, and saliva samples, and the candidate will receive training in their application and analysis.
The candidate will become part of the young and aspiring team at the Chair of Addiction research headed by Prof. Dr. Tanja Endrass. The general focus of this group is to examine neural correlates of etiological and maintaining factors in substance use and addictive behaviors, particularly cognitive control, impulsivity, and compulsivity.