[visionlist] Postdoc position -Cognitive Neurosciences

Uni-jena gyula.kovacs at uni-jena.de
Wed Oct 27 08:06:44 -04 2021

The Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, department of Biological Psychology and cognitive Neurosciences seeks to fill the position of a


Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
in the field of cognitive neurosciences
commencing on 01.01.2022.
As a new team member, you will support our Department of Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (BPCN) and make a valuable contribution to the success of our research and teaching activities. Our department is primarily concerned with processes of visual perception. Both basic neuronal mechanisms of visual perception, e.g. phenomena such as repetition suppression and their explanatory approaches, and specific perceptual processes, as in the case of human faces, are investigated. For this purpose, new data are regularly collected in TMS, EEG, fMRI or behavioural experiments.
Your responsibilities:

·       Develop, coordinate, manage and publish research projects within the field of neurocognitive science
·       Contributions at international conferences
·       Publication of research results in international journals
·       Development of your own qualification project (habilitation, or equivalent)
·       largely independent planning and implementation of courses amounting to 4 course hours
·       Supervision of BSc. and MSc. Theses
·       Support of the professorship in administrative tasks, e.g. teaching planning and organisation of conferences
Your profile

·       University degree with focus on psychology or cognitive neurosciences
·       An excellent Ph.D. degree in the field of psychology or cognitive neurosciences
Experience in the planning, implementation/programming and evaluation of experiments with one or more of the above-mentioned methods
General programming skills (Python; Matlab)
Very good command of written and spoken English (knowledge of German an advantage but not a prerequisite)
Good academic record, including publications
Organisational skills
We offer:

Research-specific 3T MR scanner, 64-channel EEG lab, TMS lab, and excellent infrastructure for behavioural testing.
Dynamic, interdisciplinary and international research environment
Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
Independent work with one of the largest employers in Thuringia
Participation in diverse experimental and theoretical research with a strong interdisciplinary character
A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures
A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs;
A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder);
Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL)
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension according to the possibilities of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 370/2021 by 30.11.2021 to:
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena

Prof. Gyula Kovács
Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena, Germany

gyula.kovacs at uni-jena.de <mailto:gyula.kovacs at uni-jena.de>
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