Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience (Germany) ~

4 de octubre de 2018

Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience (Germany)

The Biological Psychology group at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science invites applications for a

postdoctoral position

in cognitive neuroscience. The position is available oas of now. The position is funded (50 %) according to § 2 WissZeitVG and § 65 HHG with the opportunity of own scientific training. Scientific employees are – unless the allowed maximum duration of a temporary employment is exceeded – generally employed for an initial duration of 3 years with a possibility of extension for an additional 3 years, if the above-mentioned requirements are fulfilled. Until December 31th, 2021, the increase to a full position is funded by the project grant “The interaction of visual and motivational salience in natural-scene perception”. In agreement with current regulations, the position is on the TV-H E 13 scale for public employees.

The project will investigate the influence of motivational and perceptual factors on category learning and reward learning using fMRI. The department offers a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner with eye-tracking and peripheral physiology equipment. The project is part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 135 under the umbrella theme “Cardinal mechanisms of perception: Prediction, valuation, categorization” ( The Collaborative Research Centre offers a creative, cooperative environment uniting leading experts in vision research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI data using computational models of learning and decision-making, writing scientific papers and teaching in biological psychology according to the teaching regulations of Hesse. We encourage research visits in collaborating research groups abroad (Princeton University, PI: Yael Niv).

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field. Candidates should have good programming skills and experience with fMRI and/or with computational modeling of learning or decision making.

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 October 12th, 2018 to the President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethe-strasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, stating the application number 646/22068/06. 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 +49-641-99 26160, E-Mail :

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