[visionlist] PhD Positions in Cognitive Psychology at Sabancı University, Istanbul

Eren Günseli gunseli.eren at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 09:30:40 -04 2020

Dear visionlist community,

I am seeking students who are interested in investigating memory and
attention. Successful candidates will be involved in a number of projects,
depending on their research interests, and will also be encouraged to
develop independent projects. I would appreciate it if you can share this
e-mail with students who may be interested or on listservs for MA students.

PhD positions will be at the Psychology Department, Sabancı University,
Istanbul (https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/) under the supervision of Dr.
Eren Günseli https://www.gunselilab.com/), funded by the Scientific and
Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Projects aim to
investigate the interactions between working memory and long-term memory
using EEG. The positions will start in Fall 2020, though other start dates
can be negotiated. The psychology group at Sabancı University, Istanbul, is
currently expanding and starting a new graduate program. There will be
multiple EEG facilities and eye trackers on site. At later stages of the
projects, collaborations using fMRI may be possible.


-          Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in
psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computational neuroscience,
statistics, computer science, or a related field

*Note*: Applicants graduating from a Bachelor’s program should feel free to
get in touch, as additional positions for a MA+PhD combined program is

-          Strong skills in research methodology and statistics,
demonstration of critical thinking abilities, and strong verbal and written
communication skills in English are essential

-          Experience with EEG and strong programming/computational skills
(e.g., MATLAB, Python) are desirable but not required

-          Speaking Turkish is *not* required

Responsibilities of PhD students will involve the following:

-          Designing and programming experiments (behavioral and EEG)

-          Collecting and analyzing data (event-related potentials,
time-frequency power, forward encoding models)

-          Preparing manuscripts for publication and presenting findings at
national and international conferences

-          Possible supervision of research assistants


-          A competitive salary

-          Health insurance contribution

-          Free campus housing (or commuter benefits for students who wish
to rent on their own)

-          A laptop during the PhD program

-          Reimbursement for multiple national and international

Istanbul is a vibrant and multicultural city with world-famous food, bars,
arts and culture, history, nightlife, etc. Sabancı University campus is 15
minutes away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport with flights to major European and
Middle Eastern cities and gorgeous Mediterranean towns of Turkey.

For more information, please get in touch with me at gunseli.eren at gmail.com
Best regards,
Eren Günseli
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