[visionlist] PhD student position in the NCC lab at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen, Germany

Caspar M. Schwiedrzik schwiedrzik at mpih-frankfurt.mpg.de
Sun Dec 12 07:03:51 -04 2021

The NCC Lab at ENI Göttingen is looking for an outstanding

*PhD student (f/m/d)* Specialization: interested in studying face
perception and predictive processing in non-human primates Limitation:
Appointment until 31.12.2025 Working period: 65 % (25,025h/week) Tariff:
Entgelt nach TV-L Announcement published on 10.12.2021 Vacancy from
12.08.2021 Application deadline: 14.01.2022

At the University of Göttingen, a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC)
1528 “Cognition of Interaction” will be established with funding from the
German Research Foundation (DFG). In 22 projects, the CRC 1528 “Cognition
of Interaction” investigates how fundamental cognitive functions and their
neurobiological foundations contribute to human and nonhuman primate social
behavior and social interactions. The CRC is formed by a highly
interdisciplinary consortium formed by systems and computational
neuroscientists, data scientists, psychologists and behavioral and
cognitive biologists. Partner institutions are the University of Göttingen,
the University Medical Center, the German Primate Center, the Max Planck
Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the University Hospital
Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

In the context of this CRC, the Neural Circuits and Cognition Lab of Caspar
Schwiedrzik at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen is looking for
an outstanding PhD student interested in studying face perception and
predictive processing. The project investigates neural mechanisms of face
perception and predictive processing at the level of circuits and single
cells, utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in
combination with electrophysiology and pharmacology in non-human primates.

The Neural Circuits and Cognition Lab seeks to understand the cortical
basis and computational principles of visual perception and
experience-dependent plasticity in the macaque and human brain. To this
end, we use a multimodal approach including fMRI-guided
electrophysiological recordings in non-human primates and fMRI and iEEG in
humans. The PhD student will play a key role in our research efforts in
this area. The lab is located at the European Neuroscience Institute
Göttingen (https://www.eni-g.de) and the German Primate Center (
https://www.dpz.eu), which are interdisciplinary research centers with
international faculty and students pursuing cutting-edge research in
neuroscience. Further scientific exchange within the CRC and the Leibniz
ScienceCampus ‘Primate Cognition’ (https://www.primate-cognition.eu)
ensures a broad interdisciplinary framework for networking and cooperation.
The PhD student will have access to a dedicated imaging center with a
dedicated 3T research scanner, state-of-the-art electrophysiology, and
behavioral setups. For an overview of our work and representative
publications, please see our website

The position is funded until 31.12.2025. The successful candidate will join
one of the many excellent graduate schools on the Göttingen
Campus.Candidates should have a degree (master, diploma or equivalent) in a
relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, biology), and ideally prior
experience with non-human primates, strong quantitative, programming, and
experimental skills, and share a passion for understanding the neural basis
of visual perception and its plasticity. A good command of English is a
requirement, but fluency in German is not essential.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a description of
their scientific interests and the names and contact information of two
references who are able to comment on your academic background and who
agreed to be contacted to Caspar M. Schwiedrzik (cschwie3 at gwdg.de).

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional
equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented
genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be
given preferential treatment. We look forward to receiving your application
by 14.01.2022: University Medical Center Göttingen European Neuroscience
Institute Göttingen Dr. Caspar Schwiedrzik Group Leader Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen Tel.: +49 0551/39-61371 E-Mail: cschwie3 at gwdg.de Web:
http://www.eni-g.de/ Contact person: For questions about the position or
project, please contact Caspar M. Schwiedrzik (cschwie3 at gwdg.de). For
questions about the application procedure, please contact Christiane Becker
(c.becker at eni-g.de).

Please send your application via e-mail in PDF-format or via mail in copy
and not in folders.
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