PhD position (f/m/d) in the field of neurocognitive studies in economic decision making University of Bremen • Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology • Bremen

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December 3, 2021

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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 03 Dec 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology Description The University of Bremen, Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology (Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Herrmann), Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Gießen calls for applications for a position in the Interdisciplinary DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg GRK2739) "KD2 School: Designing Adaptive Systems for Economic Decisions” (https: // www. kd2school.info):

    PhD position (f/m/d) - Salary scale 13 TV-L (100 %)

    in the field of neurocognitive studies in economic decision making, to start at the next possible date.

    The position will be limited to 3 years.

    The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, § 2 (1) WissZeit VG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

    This position is located and hosted by the Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at Bremen University. We offer a vibrant research environment with a broad range of activities related to cognitive neurosciences. The successful candidate will be working with an international and interdisciplinary, dynamic, and helpful team of researchers on pre- graduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral levels.

    Project Description

    With its main focus on the design of adaptive IT-based systems for supporting economic decision-making in dynamically changing contexts, "KD2School: Designing Adaptive Systems for Economic Decisions” covers six research areas at the intersection of psychology, IT-technology, and economic institutions: (i) fundamentals of cognitive systems and neurosciences, (ii) individual decisions in everyday activities, (iii) decision-making in digital team work environments, (iv) group decisions in online participation, (v) the boundaries of adaptation and addiction potentials, (vi) linked laboratory infrastructures. With four cutting-edge laboratories KD2Lab, CSLab, fMRI-Lab, DecIS-Lab, KD2School offers access to excellent facilities, attractive workplaces, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, and flexible working time models. All scholars are supervised by an interdisciplinary team of at least two highly qualified professors providing their complementary expertise, infrastructure, and networks. Scholars are encouraged to grow their skills and networks by visiting partner and other world-renowned institutions for extended research stays.

    Job description

    The research focus of the position is the interface of cognitive neurosciences, behavioral economy, and cognitive systems/informatics. The PhD student will conduct empirical research studies analyzing the adaptation and dynamics of economic decision making under various behavioral and contextual constraints. The position is located at Bremen University but the doctoral student will also strongly work together with research groups on psychology, informatics, information and market engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Gießen University as part of a collaborative training group. Within the Research Training Group we provide a variety of experimental labs but we expect the PhD student to particularly make use of (functional) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques offered by the Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will provide

    - a MSc degree in a field related to cognitive psychology, cognitive neurosciences, behavioral economy or informatics that has been completed with above-average success - initial experience in conducting empirical studies - a solid background in statistical methods and/or programming (R, Matlab/Octave) - a very good command of English language (reading/writing/speaking)

    General hints

    As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, disabled persons will be given priority. Applicants with a migration background are welcome.

    Applications should comprise a cover letter, complete CV including any achievements, degree certificates (including list of courses and grades), names and contact details of two referees, and other credentials if any (e.g., recommendation letters, publications, etc.).

    Please send your application as a single pdf attachment with the reference number A290/21 until December 3rd, 2021 to

    Prof. Dr.med. Dr.phil. Manfred Herrmann University of Bremen ǀ Cognium Building Hochschulring 18 ǀ D-28359 Bremen / Germany or by e-mail to manfred.herrmann@uni-bremen.de

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Others : Names and contact details of two referees, other credentials if any (e.g., recommendation letters, publications, etc.)
  • More Information https: // www. uni-bremen.de/en/university/the-university- as-an-employer/job-vacancies-1/job/1083?cHash=1cbd0fe94c6a8ae53ec494d2d2e8cece

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