The Swiss Distance Learning University was established in 1992 and offers numerous degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level. Our employees will be pleased to help with all questions on distance learning at three sites in Switzerland (Brig, Siders, and Pfäffikon). There are more than 1,800 students currently studying at the Swiss Distance Learning University in either German or French.
Distance learning is the perfect solution for those who want to balance their studies with work, family and leisure.
In the Faculty of Psychology, there are several positions to be filled as:
PhD Students/ Post-Docs in Psychology (75%-100%)
Your duties: Future employees will be working on research projects investigating the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools as an aid to learning a first or foreign language and/or in research investigating the basic neural mechanism of cognitive phenomena such as learning and memory, attention, perception and synesthesia. Duties include:
Developing and conducting computerised tests in the lab and in schools
Developing and conducting experiments in the lab using electroencephalography (EEG) and physiological measures such as skin conductance
Writing and publishing research results
Assist in teaching at the Distance Learning University
Master’s degree or PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related field
A record that documents a strong interest in at least one of the following topics:
research on the cognitive neuroscience of learning & memory
research on the cognitive neuroscience of second language acquisition in children
research on the cognitive neuroscience of perception and synesthesia
Internet-based learning applications and behavioural experiments
An excellent oral and written command of English is a prerequisite
A good oral command of German and/or French is an advantage
Collaboration on innovative research
The opportunity to develop skills in the implementation of research on Internet-based learning and cognitive neuroscience
A modern and dynamic work environment
Contact and Address
Please send your application (CV & cover letter) to Isabelle Gauchat, Head of Human Resources: personalfernuni.ch Positions are open until filled.
For further information please contact Thomas Reber: thomas.reberfernuni.ch and Nicolas Rothen: nicolas.rothenfernuni.ch, assistant professors in psychology.