Training Opportunities

Our group can offer research opportunities for PhD students, master’s students, postdoctoral fellows and physicians in training. Enquiries can also be made if positions for sleep technologists, study nurses and research assistants are sought.


November 2021:

2 PhD positions in Psychology, Human Neuroscience, or related field (each position 100%, 4 years)

For detailed information click here: Announcement_PhDPosition_CaffeineTeenSleep


November 2021:

2 PhD positions (w/m) in Psychology, Human Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields (each position 100%, 4 years)

For detailed information click here: Job_Offer_Aging_2PhD_English


Master’s projects

Currently, we offer four different Master’s projects (5 open positions) in the field of chronobiology and sleep science at the Centre for Chronobiology (University of Basel, University Psychiatric Clinics Basel). Our research combines different disciplines so that the projects advertised are also suitable for students of different disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience and biology.

Depending on the project, the Master students learn different methods in the field of chronobiology and sleep science in our inter-disciplinary team. Project A deals with temperature regulation and the effects of functional sleepwear during sleep, project B aims at the effects of light therapy and mindfulness on sleep-wake rhythm, project C focuses on the effects of caffeine on human light sensitivity and chronobiological timing, and project D investigates the extent to which changes in light color (e.g., in the night shift mode of electronic devices) play a role in circadian rhythms.

For further information please contact christine.blume@upk.ch, manuel.spitschan@unibas.ch and carolin.reichert@unibas.ch. We are looking forward to hearing from you!