Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 31 Jan 2023 Financing yes Type of Position
Field of Research
Subjects Cognitive Neuroscience Description Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate- friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,100 employees in one of Europe's biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
Researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Cognitive Neuroscience (INM-3) – investigate the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive (dys)function in healthy subjects and patients suffering from neurological and psychological disorders. Functional imaging (PET, MRI) and electrophysiological methods (EEG, TMS, tDCS) are combined with computational approaches.
We are looking to recruit a PhD Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Your Job: The successful candidate will be part of the Attention and Prediction team (https: // go.fzj.de/INM3) and will investigate the role of prior beliefs on attention and predictive processing under supervision of Dr. Paola Mengotti. This includes:
- Design, acquisition, and analysis of neuroscientific data - Implementation of analysis algorithms - Presentation and publication of the results - Interaction with team members and collaborators from psychology, medicine, and computational neuroscience
Your Profile: - Completed study (diploma / master's degree) in cognitive (neuro)science, psychology, biology, or a related discipline - An affinity for programming including demonstrable programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or R - Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken) - Intrinsic motivation, initiative, and an ability to work independently - Previous research experience with experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience techniques (e.g. psychophysics, EEG, fMRI, TMS, etc.) is desirable
Our Offer: We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:
- A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment - Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor - Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life as well as a family- friendly corporate policy - 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year) - Extensive company health management - You will be employed at Forschungszentrum Jülich, but obtain your PhD degree at the University of Cologne - Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors: https: // www. fz- juelich.de/en/judocs/ - Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Services
The position is for a fixed term of three years. Pay will be in line with 65% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD- Bund) and additionally 60% of a monthly salary as special payment (“Christmas bonus”). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at https: // www. fz-juelich.de/gp/CareersDocs.
To apply, please submit a complete CV, one-page letter of motivation specifying preferred starting date, university degree records, as well as two contacts for references or reference letters.
We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities, in which everyone can realize their potential, is important to us.
We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible via our Online Recruitment System: www. fz-juelich.de/de/karriere/stellenangebote/2022D-180?apply
Questions about the vacancy? Please feel free to contact us via our contact form: www. fz-juelich.de/de/karriere/stellenangebote/2022D-180?contact Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.
Language of Dissertation
More Information https: // www. fz- juelich.de/de/karriere/stellenangebote/2022D-180