Two Fully Funded & Salaried PhD Studentships

Judicial Decision-Making in Criminal Cases Research Project: Salaried PhD Studentships

Uppsala University in Sweden, in collaboration with Strathclyde Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, seeks to appoint two candidates with excellent academic merits for a four year program.

The terms and conditions of employment for doctoral researchers at Uppsala University are internationally highly competitive.

The doctoral researchers will be part of an international and interdisciplinary research project examining the role of emotion in decision-making in the criminal courts.

A significant amount of time will be spent collecting data in one of either:

  • Scotland, affiliated to the University of Strathclyde, where Professor Cyrus Tata will be appointed as mentor.


  • Italy, affiliated to the Research Institute on Judicial System of the Italian National Research Council (IRSIG-CNR) in Bologna, where Francesco Contini, Senior researcher, will be appointed as mentor.


Monthly salary : Fully Funded Plus  Salary 26100 Krona - 31500 Per Month (pro rata) (roughly equivalent to £2370 -  £2860 per month)

Five Year PhD Term: September 2018 - August 2023. Funded by the European Research Council

Academic Team:

Associate Professor Stina Bergman Blix (lead) Project collaborators:

Professor Cyrus Tata, Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, Strathclyde Law School, Scotland    

Professor Terry Maroney, Vanderbilt Law School, USA

Senior Lecturer Francesco Contini, Research Institute on Judicial System of the Italian National Research Council (IRSIG-CNR).      

We will employ two post-doctoral researchers and two PhD Candidates.This project is funded by European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The positions will be associated with the project JUSTEMOTIONS; The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making.

Qualifications include: A very good degree in law, one of the social sciences, relevant Masters degree and/or relevant professional experience

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