PhD position in Urban Mental Health: UvA 890 views

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Department at University of Amsterdam (UvA) in Computational modelling of psychological and social dynamics in urban mental health conditions: the case of addictive substance use.

About the project:
  • The goal of this project is to integrate the psychological and social levels of explanation in an encompassing computational modeling framework.
  • This modeling framework will be applied to study the interplay of substance use and mental health, and will provide a toolbox applicable to study other common mental health conditions throughout the Urban Mental Health (UMH) research priority area.


  • Applicant must hold a strong affinity to both psychological research and computational modeling and a multidisciplinary and collaborative mindset;
  • Applicant must demonstrate a strong motivation for pursuing a PhD, also demonstrated with a high GPA during the master’s study;
  • Applicant must possess proficiency in programming in at least R and/or Python;
  • Applicant must have familiarity with (social and psychological) network modeling, agent-based modeling, simulation studies and differential equations.


Apply online and provide the following documents:

  • A resume;
  • A 1-page motivation letter describing why you wish to pursue this project and how candidate see itself fitting into the project description.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Psychology, Social Science
Fellowship amount €2,325 to €2,972 gross per month
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 24 November 2019

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