PhD position in Human Psychophysics with TMS and/or EEG (m/f/d) (TVöD-
Bund E13, 65%)
The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems (PI Prof. Li Zhaoping) at
the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at the University of
Tübingen is currently looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to
work on projects aimed towards understanding visual attentional and perceptual
processes using TMS and/or EEG methodologies. The framework and motivation of
the projects can be found at
https:// www. lizhaoping.org/zhaoping/AGZLHumanVisual.html. The projects can
involve, for example, visual search tasks, stereo vision tasks, visual
illusions, and will be discussed during the application process. TMS and/or
EEG methodologies can be used in combination with fMRI/MRI, eye tracking, and
other related methods as necessary.
Conduct and participate in research projects such as lab and equipment set
up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and
presenting at scientific conferences.
Participate in routine laboratory operations, such as planning and
preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures.
Participate in teaching assistance duties for university courses in our
Master's degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or
a related natural science or engineering field.
Programming skills in MATLAB or Python or a similar language is required.
Skills in techniques of human visual psychophysics, experimental data
taking, data analysis is highly desirable.
Skilled in report writing, previous peer reviewed publication is highly
Familiarity with hardware and techniques in eye tracking, EEG, TMS,
tDCS/tACS, and other related techniques such as in carrying out fMRI
experiments is a plus.
Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus.
Who we are
We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor
transforms in the brain (www. lizhaoping.org). Our approaches consist of both
theoretical and experimental
techniques including human psychophysics, fMRI imaging, electrophysiology and
computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University,
in the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in
the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for
Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. You will have the opportunity to learn
skills from other members of the group and benefit from multidisciplinary
interactions, including with our collaborators locally and internationally.
The PhD contract (TVöD-Bund E13, 65%) duration is for 3 years. We seek to
raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urge
qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal
The position is available immediately and will be open until filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by June 5th, 2022. We look
forward to receiving your application that includes a cover letter, your
curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, and three names and contacts for
reference letters) electronically through our job portal.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to email@example.com. Please note
that incomplete applications will not be considered.