[visionlist] postdoctoral positions at the university of leipzig, germany

Martinovic, Jasna j.martinovic at abdn.ac.uk
Mon Aug 16 17:01:21 GMT 2010

Postdoctoral positions at the University of Leipzig, Germany, in the laboratory of Matthias M. Mueller

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the lab of Prof M.M.Mueller at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Leipzig. The employment is full-time and will be initially awarded for

two years with the possibility of extension. The salary is commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and previous work experience.

The research in Prof Mueller's lab focuses on the neural mechanisms of attention and object representation. Topics include visual and somatosensory attention, attention in the elderly, effects of emotion and motivation on attentional processing, visual object representation and memory. The research facilities include a 128-channel EEG lab and a behavioural testing booth. Prof Mueller's lab has a fine record in investigating brain responses related to visual attention and object representation.

Here are some representative publications from the recent years:

Andersen, S.K., Hillyard, S.A., Müller, M.M.: Attention facilitates multiple stimulus features in parallel in human visual cortex. Current Biology, 2008, 18, 1006-1009.

Andersen, S. K., Fuchs, S., Müller, M. M. (2009). Effects of feature-selective and spatial attention at different stages of visual processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, doi:10.1162/ jocn.2009.21328.

Adler, J., Giabbiconi, C. M., & Müller, M.M. (2009). Shift of attention to the body location of distracters is mediated by perceptual load in sustained somatosensory attention. Biological Psychology, 81(2), 77-85.

Hindi Attar, C., Müller, M. M., Andersen, S. K., Büchel, C., Rose, M. (2010). Emotional processing in a salient motion context: Integration of motion and emotion in both V5/hMT+ and the amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(15), 5204-5210

Martinovic, J., Gruber, T., Müller, M.M.: Induced gamma-band responses predict recognition delays during object identification. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2007, 19, 921-934.

The postdoctoral researcher should be able to conduct independent research into any of the main research areas within the lab, using EEG and behavioural methods. Candidates should have a background in Psychology, Biology or Neuroscience and hold a PhD or be close to completion of a PhD. Previous neuroimaging experience is preferred - in particular EEG or MEG. Familiarity with the use of Matlab for data analysis and experimental design would be advantageous. Furthermore, excellent writing and presentation skills in English are needed. Positions require teaching at undergraduate and graduate level (German and/or English; modules will be distributed according to


Applications with a letter of interest, CV, publication list and details of two referees should be sent to Prof M.M.Mueller at m.mueller at rz.uni-leipzig.de<mailto:m.mueller at rz.uni-leipzig.de>. The deadline for applications is 20th of September 2010. For more information about the Institute, visit www.uni-leipzig.de/~psyall2<http://www.uni-leipzig.de/%7Epsyall2> (website works best in IE).

Dr Jasna Martinovic
School of Psychology
University of Aberdeen
William Guild Building
AB24 2UB

tel: 01224 272240
email: j.martinovic @ abdn.ac.uk
web: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~psy527/dept/

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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