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Postdoc Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Apply before: 24 August 2020
Working time: Day
Working hours: 36 hours per week
Discipline: AMC Medical Research (AMR)

What you are going to do

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to work within the team of Prof. Bockting at the department of Psychiatry of Amsterdam UMC (location AMC) and can participate in the interdisciplinary Centre of Urban Mental Health of the University of Amsterdam (www.uva.nl/urban-mental-health) at the Institute of Advanced Study in the University of Amsterdam. The team is an interdisciplinary group of researchers, based in the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (location AMC) devoted to understand and target psychological, biomedical and social processes and their interplay in depression and concurrent mental health conditions.


The research program focuses on the following topics:

  • Understanding etiological and maintenance factors in depression and related common mental health disorders using a complex systems approach.
  • Developing innovative multimodal psychological interventions (i.e. combined with technological devices and pharmacological treatments) and evaluating the effect in RCT’s and micro RCT’s (using ecological momentary assessment and affective networks).
  • Increasing accessibility of effective psychological interventions in high income countries as well as low and middle income countries using technology.

For ongoing complexity projects with the Centre for Urban Mental Health, see the UMH website. 


This PostDoc will be enabled to write research proposals (international and national funds), design and conduct studies, co-supervise PhD students, and work on manuscripts within the team of prof. Bockting and with researchers of the involved at the Centre of Urban Mental Health. 

What we expect from you

The candidate for this position:

  • Has a PhD in psychiatry, medicine (psychiatry), clinical psychology or related areas.
  • Has an affinity towards and good knowledge on mental health, preferably depression.
  • Has experience with writing research proposal and grant acquisition.
  • Enjoys interacting with scientists from different disciplines and tackling complex problems.

Additional information

This is a 0.8 fte to full-time Postdoc position for at least 2 years based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), starting with a one year contract. Appointment starts as soon as possible.

Where you are going to work

You will work within the department of Psychiatry of Amsterdam UMC (location AMC).

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at AMR means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

  • The maximum gross monthly salary based on a 36-hour work week is € 4.481,- (scale 10 CAO UMC). 
  • The base salary does not include holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%). 
  • We offer a contract for 24 months.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • Pension is accrued at Be Frank.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see https://werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden-amr/

Let’s meet

If you would like to apply directly, please use the ‘apply’ button on this page.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Claudi Bockting (Professor), via c.l.bockting@amsterdamumc.nl.

Please send your resume, motivation letter, and contact details for two referrers. We will contact you with further information.

We look forward to meeting you!

Because of the coronavirus, healthcare is our main focus now in Amsterdam UMC. This means that it will probably take longer before we give you feedback on your application, or schedule job interviews. Thank you for your understanding!