[visionlist] PhD and Postdoc positions in multimodal perception and cognition at TU Chemnitz, Germany

Wolfgang Einhaeuser-Treyer wolfgang.einhaeuser.treyer at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 13:05:45 -04 2017


The Cognitive Systems Lab (Alexandra Bendixen) and the Physics of Cognition
Group (Wolfgang Einhäuser) at Chemnitz University of Technology (TU
Chemnitz) invite applications for

                2 PhD student positions

                2 postdoctoral researcher positions

starting October 1st, 2017. The application deadline for all positions is
May 31st, 2017.



PhD positions

Two PhD positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within
the project "Multistable perception across modalities: Resolving sensory
ambiguity in vision and audition". The PhD projects will concern
multistable perceptual phenomena (e.g., binocular rivalry, auditory
streaming) with a focus on objective methods to assess observers’
perception. Methods include advanced psychophysical methods, eye tracking
and pupillometry, peripheral physiology, electroencephalography (EEG) as
well as theoretical and computational modelling. Experience in one or more
of these fields is a plus.

Salary for the PhD positions is according to the German salary scale (E13
TV-L) at 65%. Positions are contingent on funding availability and limited
to 3 years in accordance with the applicable regulations.

Applicants for the PhD positions must hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in
psychology, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience or a related field. If
the M.Sc. degree is not completed at the time of application, a statement
by the thesis supervisor must be included that confirms that the degree
will be completed before October 2017. Application documents for PhD
positions must include a complete CV, copies of transcripts of all academic
institutions, a letter of motivation for the specific position, as well as
the names and contact information of at least 1 and up to 3 references that
could be contacted for information about the applicant.



Postdoctoral positions

We are looking for postdocs who are prepared to develop their own research
profile in interaction with the groups’ research foci in visual, auditory
and/or multimodal perception and cognition. The groups operate laboratories
equipped with sound-attenuated measurement rooms, state-of-the-art devices
for visual and auditory psychophysics, for high-precision and mobile eye
tracking, for peripheral physiology and for EEG as well as ample
computational resources.

Salary for the postdoc positions is according to the German salary scale
(E13 TV-L) at 100%. The positions are contingent on funding availability.
The initial contract will be limited to 3 years. An extension is possible
depending on funding availability, personal qualification and applicable
regulatory restrictions.

Successful applicants are expected to engage in teaching in the "Sensors
and Cognitive Psychology" study program at TU Chemnitz. Non-German-speaking
applicants are expected to acquire sufficient proficiency in German for
teaching these courses within the first two years.

Applicants for the postdoctoral positions must hold a PhD or equivalent in
psychology, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience or a related field. If
the PhD is not completed at the time of application, a statement by the
thesis supervisor must be included that confirms that the degree will be
awarded before October 2017. Applications must have a strong
background (as demonstrated
by peer-reviewed publications) in at least one of the following fields:
advanced psychophysics, vision research, auditory research, eye tracking,
peripheral physiology, or EEG. Good programming skills and good command of
English are mandatory. Application documents for postdoctoral positions
must include a complete CV, a list of publications, copies of transcripts
of all academic institutions, a letter stating the motivation for the
specific position, the plans and objectives for future research, as well as
plans for teaching and career development. The applications should also
include the names and contact information of at least 2 and up to 5
references that could be contacted for information about the applicant.





More information and application process

More information about the research of the two groups can be found at

https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/SFKS/index.html.en and

https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/PHKP/index.html.en

For more information on the positions and on how to apply, please visit the
legally binding German version of the job advertisements:

postdoc positions:
https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/212066_1_Kae.php

PhD positions:
https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/212066_2_Kae.php

TU Chemnitz is an equal opportunity employer and aims at increasing the
number of female scientists; qualified women are therefore especially
encouraged to apply.

Application documents should be sent as single pdf-file to
bewerbung_sfks_phkp at tu-chemnitz.de no later than May 31st, 2017. For the
PhD positions, the subject line must include the keyword MultMod2017, for
postdoctoral positions subject line must include the keyword SFKSPHKP2017.

Please feel free to contact us (alexandra.bendixen at physik.tu-chemnitz.de,
wolfgang.einhaeuser-treyer at physik.tu-chemnitz.de) for further information.

We would be grateful if you could distribute this e-mail to suitable
candidates.

With best regards,

Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer & Alexandra Bendixen

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Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bendixen
TU Chemnitz - Cognitive Systems Lab
http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/SFKS/


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer
TU Chemnitz - Physics of Cognition Group
http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/PHKP/
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