ZI Mannheim

PhD Candidate (m/f/x) - Public Mental Health

The Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) stands for cutting-edge international research and groundbreaking treatment concepts in psychiatry, psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatic and addiction medicine. The CIMH supports Open-Science.The Department of Public Mental Health currently conducts a series of studies into the ecological translation of evidence-based innovations in public mental health provision. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training program to promote mental health literacy and is offered by ‘MHFA Ersthelfer’ at the Central Institute of Mental Health. A cluster-randomized controlled trial will be conducted to investigate the effectiveness of MHFA training in different educational settings. 

The Department of Public Mental Health is looking for a motivated PhD Candidate (m/f/x).

Job share: 65 %This position will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.

What you will do

  • Contribute to a cluster-randomized controlled trial
  • Coordinate and carry out data collection at the study centers
  • Analyze qualitative as well as quantitative data
  • Present findings at scientific conferences
  • Publish papers in international peer-reviewed journals

Our requirements

  • Excellent Master’s degree in psychology, mental health services research, implementation science, public health or epidemiology or another related field of medicine, social or health/life sciences
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interested in Public Mental Health
  • Experience with the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Very good German and English language skills

What we offer

  • An exciting position at a leading research institute and clinic
  • You will be part of a friendly and motivated team
  • Opportunity for promotion
  • Internal and external training and development opportunities
  • Job ticket as Germany ticket, as well as good accessibility and central location in the heart of Mannheim
  • Corporate benefits and other local perks
  • Remuneration according to TV-L and the associated social benefits according to the collective bargaining regulations of the public sector


For further information, please contact Dr. Anita Schick, Tel. 0621/1703-1941.

We stand for equal opportunities

People with disabilities are given preferential consideration if they are suitable. The CIMH aims to generally increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Full-time positions are generally divisible,unless there are official or legal reasons to the contrary.

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