[visionlist] Univ. of Ulm, Germany; PhD/Research Assistant Position

Alexander 'Sasha' Sokolov alexander.sokolov at medizin.uni-ulm.de
Mon Feb 21 12:58:33 GMT 2005


A Researcher/Doctoral Student Position Available

A research/doctoral student position in human perception, learning, memory, and
decision making is available in a project investigating human cognition and
performance in variable experience-induced contexts that is funded by the
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG; recipient:
Alexander Sokolov, PhD). The experimental research will be carried out in the
Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Neuroscience and Learning (Head:
Prof. Manfred Spitzer, MD, PhD) at the University Hospital Ulm, Germany
(German-language URL http://www.uni-ulm.de/klinik/psychiatrie3/). The project
aims at uncovering fundamental factors and mechanisms that mediate changes in
human judgment and behavior by combining psychophysical and brain imaging
methods. The Department of Psychiatry has a 3T head scanner and the EEG, TMS,
and neuropsychological laboratories available for conducting research. The
Department collaborates with the Departments of Neurology, Radiology, and
Neural Information Processing. The Center for Neuroscience and Learning is an
innovative basic and applied research institution that brings together an
interdisciplinary community of neuroscientists, clinicians, and educational
practitioners to foster understanding the brain mechanisms and improve learning
strategies in natural settings throughout the life span. Ulm is situated on the
Danube River and enjoys an advantageous location halfway between Munich and
Tuebingen, the world-renowned centers for Neuroscience in the Southern Germany.
Austria, Italy, and Switzerland with the Alp mountains are within a couple of
hours from the town.
       Requirements. Candidates are invited with either a master's or equivalent
degree (e.g., Diploma) in Psychology/Behavioral or Cognitive Science, Biology,
or Computer Science who want to actively engage in experimental research in
human learning, perception, and cognition. The appointee will preferably have
experience in the design, analyses, and interpretation of psychophysical and
neuroimaging (EEG/MEG/fMRI) experiments using computer-based methods and
connectionist modeling. Experience with programming either in MATLAB or C and
good English-language skills are highly desirable.
      Conditions of Employment. The position is available from April 15th, 2005
or soon thereafter for one year with a possible extension. The successful
candidate will receive a competitive salary according to the German civil
service pay scale (BAT IIa/2). The University Hospital Ulm is an equal
opportunity employer. Applications from women and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged.
       Formal applications including a brief statement of research interests,
copies of academic achievements, CV, as well as the name and address of two
reference persons can be sent until March 15, 2005 to the address below. For
more information and informal enquiries please contact Dr. Alexander Sokolov
(alexander.sokolov at medizin.uni-ulm.de).

Dr. Alexander Sokolov
Department of Psychiatry and Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning
University of Ulm Medical School
Leimgrubenweg 12-14, D 89075 Ulm, Germany
German-language URL http://www.uni-ulm.de/klinik/psychiatrie3/


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