PhD position in cognitive neuroscience (Germany) ~

6 de marzo de 2014

PhD position in cognitive neuroscience (Germany)

The Biological Psychology group at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science invites applications for a PhD position in cognitive neuroscience. The position is available from 1 May, 2014 (starting date is flexible) through 30 April, 2016 and is funded by the DFG project grant “Modulation of value-based decision making by novelty”. In agreement with current regulations, the position is on the TV-H E13 scale (65%) for public employees.

The project will investigate the influence of contextual novelty on decision-making using fMRI. The department offers an on-site research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner. The successful candidate will collect and analyze fMRI data using computational models of decision-making, present the results at scientific conferences and write scientific papers.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field and with a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and the ability to work independently. We expect programming skills and proficiency in English; prior experience in computational neuroscience and experience with fMRI are of advantage.

The Justus Liebig University, Giessen seeks to support women in scientific research. Therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the available position. As a family friendly institution of higher education, the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, welcomes applicants with children.

Please send your application (CV, transcripts or degree certificates, a brief statement of research interests and contact details of two referees) by 20 March, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Bianca Wittmann, Institute of Biological Psychology, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany, stating the application number 203/00213/06. Please send a copy by e-mail to as a single pdf file. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

For further details, please contact Bianca Wittmann:
Phone +49-641-9926 160, E-mail

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