[visionlist] Post-doc position, Max-Planck Leipzig, Germany

Katharina von Kriegstein kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de
Mon Apr 19 14:21:20 GMT 2010




We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the group ‘ Neural mechanisms of human communication ’ (lead by Katharina von Kriegstein) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences ( MPI-CBS ), in Leipzig, Germany. 

The goal of the group is to investigate neural mechanisms of person perception and speech recognition by using several methods of systems neuroscience (fMRI, sMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, tDCS). Experiments involve healthy controls, as well as subjects with selective deficits (i.e. phonagnosia, prosopagnosia, dyslexia, asperger). An additional emphasis is placed on linking the experimental work to computational models of dynamic perception and action. 

The research is conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, Germany, an internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, two 3.0 T MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, TMS, tDCS and several EEG systems. All facilities and data analysis are supported by experienced IT and physics staff. 

The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience, medicine, psychology or a related field and should be able to demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record including publications. The candidate is expected to be a talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with an interest in working on projects within the general framework of the group. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific data. Applicants with no neuroscientific experience but with a strong background in psychophysics or behavioural genetics are also encouraged to apply. 

Starting date for the position is flexible. Salary is dependent on experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary according to German public service regulations. The position is initially for two years with possible extension. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications with the subject heading ‘HC10’ should be sent via email to: communication at cbs.mpg.de . 

The following documents should be included in the application in one PDF-file: 
- curriculum vitae 
- contact details of two personal references 
- a description of personal qualifications and future research interests. 

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability. 

Contact for informal enquiries about the post: 

Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein ( kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de ) 
Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences 
Stephanstrasse 1A 
04103 Leipzig, Germany 
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/groups/misc/humcomm
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