Post-Doctoral researcher in Numerical Cognition Research

University of Luxembourg


October 11, 2021


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Your Role...

The research assistant (postdoc) will contribute to research and teaching in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and numerical cognition research. The research project to which (s)he will contribute is entitled “(How) does language support the development of an independent symbolic number system?” (SymNumDev).

  • Participate in the development and implementation of behavioral assessment and training experiments investigating development of the symbolic number system in young children
  • Develop and implement electroencephalography (EEG) experiments based on the fast periodic visual stimulation (FPVS) technique with numbers and mathematical stimuli in children
  • Analyse behavioral and EEG data from numerical cognition experiments
  • Present the results at scientific meetings
  • Write scientific publications for peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Participate in grant report writing in the context of SymNumDev
  • Contribute to public outreach efforts of the cognitive science and assessment institute
  • Provide organisational support to the research field and its activities within the research group of Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz
  • What we expect from you…
  • Outstanding PhD in psychology with specialization in the area of numerical cognition
  • Research experience in the field of cognitive neuroscience, numerical cognition and specifically on questions pertaining to the development of the symbolic and non-symbolic number system.
  • Experience with behavioural and electrophysiological experiment design, data analysis and scientific manuscript writing
  • Promising scientific publication record and/or active scientific network
  • Very good oral and written competences in English, German or French are considered additional assets
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Earliest starting date: December 2021
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04416
  • How to apply...

    Candidates are kindly asked to submit their full application ONLINE including:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae including language competences
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    Here's what awaits you at the University
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

  • Find out more about the University

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  • Further information...

    For further information please contact:

    Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz

    Tel.: +352-466644-9529

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