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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?”
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
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
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
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Earliest starting date: December 2021
Job Reference: UOL04416
How to apply...
Candidates are kindly asked to submit their full application ONLINE including:
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.
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We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
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personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the
“University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
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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,
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Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz