Job opening

Our institute offers a Post-Doc Position (m/f/d) on Behavioral Immunobiology beginning 01.08.2021. The position is a regular university staff position (Salary scale TVL-13) and available for 3 years with a possibility of renewal for additional three years (“Habilitation” position).

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Besondere Anerkennung für 7 Forschungsinstitute und 8 Kliniken der Universitätsmedizin Essen: Gemeinsam bilden sie künftig das „Center for Translational and Behavioral Neuroscience“ (C-TNBS). Beteiligt ist unter anderen das Institut für Medizinische Psychologie und Verhaltensimmunbiologie.


Channel of Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim. Interview with Prof. Schedlowski (min 10'). '5 Missverständnisse über den Placeboeffekt', August '19

Teaching Award 2020

The best-rated courses in the first study section are the seminar "Integrated Emergency Medicine" and the seminar "Medical Psychology and Sociology" by Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schedlowski, Prof. Dr. Sven Benson and Anna Lena Kahl. The prize money of 1,000 € each will benefit teaching and seminar of the award winners. Prof. dr. Sven Benson was awarded as one of the best lecturers. Read more


BBC filmed documentary at Essen University Hospital

Manfred Schedlowski, director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunology, has been filmed and interview by the BBC. The broadcasting of the one hour program of journalists Joe Myerscough and Maia Krall-Fry focusing on placebo will start this autumn in England, additionally on 3sat or Arte later on.

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The Institute of Medical Psychology was founded in 1978 and is one of the pre-clinical Departments of the Essen University Hospital.


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