[visionlist] PhD position: Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of audio-visual integration in emotion communication

Ziereis, Annika Carina annika.ziereis at uni-goettingen.de
Thu Aug 5 06:51:21 -04 2021

The Research Training Group (RTG) 2070 „Understanding Social Relationships“ and the Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute for Psychology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen offer a

Ph.D. position (all genders welcome)

beginning December 1st, 2021. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (65 %, E13 TV-L) for up to three years.

The position is located in a project studying the impact of emotion cues on multimodal perception and social information processing, and their underlying neural mechanisms, in humans. The project is part of the Research Training Group 2070 “Understanding  Social  Relationships” that integrates research from Developmental, Cognitive and Social Psychology with human and non-human primates. Detailed information on the research topics and the training program can be found here (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/projects/512694.html) (the  PhD position pertains to Project  3 listed there).

Ideal candidates have a background in Psychology, Systems Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science. A strong motivation to conduct research, the willingness to engage in scientific exchange with other disciplines and the ability to work independently are essential.

Additional requirements:
• A very good M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Systems Neuroscience, or similar fields
• Very good English skills (written and spoken)
• Good computational, statistical, and analytical abilities (e.g., R, Matlab, Python) are advantageous
• Experience in experimental studies and psychophysiological methods is beneficial
• German skills are favorable

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application as one single pdf file with the usual documents (motivation letter, CV, university degrees, contact details of up to two referees) by August 31th 2021 to the RTG coordination office (rtg2070 at uni-goettingen.de) and in cc to
Prof. Annekathrin Schacht (aschach at uni-goettingen.de).

For further information, please contact Prof. Annekathrin Schacht (aschach at uni-goettingen.de).

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR;  https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/document/download/e0b7459b97d917e68e3464b8683b4e73.pdf/DSGVO%20-%20Zusatz%202018_06_05.pdf)

Annika Carina Ziereis

Georg-Elias-Müller Institute for Psychology
- Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology - 
University Göttingen
Goßlerstr. 14
37073 Göttingen
Phone +49 551 39 20623
Email: annika.ziereis at uni-goettingen.de

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