PhD Position in Development, Testing and Implementation of Ecological Momentary Interventions

Catholic University of Leuven Department of Neurosciences


The CCP is a multidisciplinary and internationally oriented research center, widely recognized for its expertise in the design, application, and analysis of studies and clinical trials using ambulatory assessment and experience sampling methodology in mental health research. The CCP is headed by prof. Inez Myin-Germeys and currently consists of 30 researchers from diverse backgrounds (clinical and experimental psychology, psychiatry, statistics, philosophy, movement sciences). The CCP is part of the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine at KU Leuven, one of the most renowned research universities in Europe.


The PhD candidate will work on projects related to the development/optimization, testing, and implementation of Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMIs) for adolescent and adult samples with mental health problems. This will involve close collaboration with clinicians and patients and conducting focus groups or interviews with them. The candidate will also collaborate in current implementation pilots and with different mental health institutions for the implementation of EMIs. Moreover, the candidate will be very much involved in the daily management of projects. It is also expected from the candidate to write and publish scientific papers on the topic.


The successful PhD candidate has a Master’s degree in Psychology or related field (Mental Health, Psychiatry, Social/Health Sciences) with a strong interest in mHealth or EMI's and implementation science. Clinical skills and previous experience with mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) research is a plus. Also, the candidate must have good written and oral command of Dutch and English (C1 proficiency level). 


A contract for one year will be offered, renewable for another three years after positive evaluation. Salaries for PhD students are competitive by international standards. The starting date is no later than June 2021


For this application, the following information will be considered:

·       Cover Letter (describing your motivation, research career goals, skills, and experience) 

·       CV

·       Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

·       Contact details of at least two reference persons

·       Other information for consideration (e.g., a list of publications if applicable)

Please use the university’s job portal when applying for this position. 

For more information please contact Mrs. Martine van Nierop,, or Mrs. Ana Teixeira,

You can apply for this job no later than April 30, 2021 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: April 30, 2021
  • Tags: Psychologie

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