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Looking for BSc/ MSc Psychology interns

Centre for Chronobiology at UPK is looking for a BSc/MSc intern to assist in a caffeine and reward learning study.

Centre for Chronobiology is a highly international and welcoming team. Our research is focused on sleep and circadian research, sleep medicine, as well as relevant environmental factors such as light and caffeine. The study (ADoRe) you will be working on is aimed at examining the effects of caffeine consumption on reward learning. The behavioral study consists of behavioral measurements using computer tasks and questionnaires, as well as biophysiological samples such as salivary samples and blood pressure. You will be supervised by the principal investigator, Dr. Yu-Shiuan Lin.

Your task will include:

a) conduct online and phone screening;

b) communicate with participants; schedule study sessions;

c) prepare and deliver experimental materials;

d) receive study participants and handle computer tasks;

Working hours/ duration:

We will prioritize candidates who are available to start soon and continue until the beginning of the next semester (HS23). The workload, however, will be kept low during the semester, so you can focus on the semester work.

The working hours are mainly depending on the recruitment and the schedule of study sessions. You will receive more intensive training and communication at the start (late January - end of February), while during the semester, the working hours usually vary between 1 - 2 half days/ week, sometimes less when there are no upcoming studies. The hours can be flexible and negotiable in an interview. You will also have the autonomy to schedule the study sessions according to your and the study candidate's common availabilities.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • currently a BSc or MSc student at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Basel, and would like to do the 300h internship for credit points;
  • fluent in both German and English, as the study staffs and target study participants will be composed by speakers of both languages;
  • interested in basic research in neuropsychology;
  • self-motivated, self-disciplined, and independent

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. Yu-Shiuan Lin ( We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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