UniDistance Suisse is an accredited university institute in accordance with the Swiss Higher Education Act (HEdA), known to be a fast-growing and innovative multilingual institution. For 30 years, it has been offering distance learning courses followed in tandem with work, bachelor’s and master’s degree courses and a range of continuing education and training programmes in the fields of law, business and economics, history, artificial intelligence, mathematics and psychology. The bachelor’s and master’s degree courses are recognised in Switzerland.
UniDistance Suisse is oriented towards the highest quality standards not only in university teaching, but also in research. With more than 2300 students, it is the leader in distance learning in Switzerland. It employs over 400 staff, of whom around 350 are involved in teaching and research.
At the Faculty of Psychology at UniDistance Suisse, we are seeking applicants for a:
The advertised position is part of the research and teaching team of Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen at UniDistance Suisse. The research of the group is mainly concerned with the foundations of enhanced memory performance (e.g., how visual perceptual abilities relate to memory performance, such as in the case of synaesthesia, expertise, and other variations in non-clinical special populations). See also the following publications for a range of potential topics:
Ovalle-Fresa, R., Ankner, S., & Rothen, N. (2021). Enhanced perception and memory: Insights from synaesthesia and expertise. Cortex, 140, 14–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.01.024
Ovalle-Fresa, R., Uslu, A. S., & Rothen, N. (2021). Levels of processing affect perceptual features in visual associative memory. Psychological Science, 32(2), 267–279. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620965519
Rothen, N., Schwartzman, D. J., Bor, D., & Seth, A. K. (2018). Coordinated neural, behavioural, and phenomenological changes in perceptual plasticity through overtraining of synesthetic associations. Neuropsychologia, 111, 151–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.01.030
Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2016). Time of day affects implicit memory for unattended stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 46, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.09.012
Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2014). Psychophysiology of prospective memory. Memory, 22(7), 867–880. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2013.847106
Place of work: Brig (Valais, Switzerland; with the possibility of working from home two days a week)
Start of work: ideally between June and September 2023. Other starting dates can be negotiated
Please apply with the following documents: a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages in English), CV, two contacts who are willing to provide a reference of work, a sample document of an academic thesis (e.g., Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, PhD thesis), and a copy of certificates. Please submit your documents via e-mail in a single PDF file in the outlined order to Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen firstname.lastname@example.org, who is also happy to answer any questions you might have or provide further information.
UniDistance Suisse is an accredited university institute in accordance with the Swiss Higher Education Act (HEdA), known to be a fast-growing and innovative multilingual institution. For over 30 years, it has been offering bachelor’s, master’s and...
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