[visionlist] PhD position at the University of Bonn

Ulrich Ettinger ulrich.ettinger at uni-bonn.de
Wed Sep 21 09:49:47 -04 2022

Dear list members,

below and attached please find an ad for a PhD position in my group at 
the University of Bonn, Germany. Please forward to suitable candidates!

Best wishes,


*PhD Student Position in Psychology at the University of Bonn*

A PhD student position is available in the Section of Cognitive 
Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bonn 
(PI: Ulrich Ettinger). The start date of the position is 1^st April 2023 
and the duration of the contract for scientific researcher 
(Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in) is 36 months initially.

We are seeking a strong candidate with research interests at the 
intersection of cognition, eye movements, psychopharmacology and brain 
function. Methods of the lab include video-based oculography, 
pharmacological challenge designs, and fMRI. Representative publications 
include the following:

  * Coors A, Imtiaz MA, Boenniger MM, Aziz NA, Breteler MMB, Ettinger U
    (in press). Polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia are associated
    with oculomotor endophenotypes. Psychological Medicine.
  * Faßbender K, Bey K, Lippold JV, Aslan B, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U
    (2022). GABAergic modulation of performance in response inhibition
    and interference control tasks. Journal of Psychopharmacology,
    35(12), 1496-1509.
  * Faiola E, Meyhöfer I, Ettinger U (2020). Mechanisms of smooth
    pursuit eye movements in schizotypy. Cortex, 125, 190-202.
  * Schröder R, Kasparbauer AM, Meyhöfer I, Steffens M, Trautner P,
    Ettinger U (2020). Functional Connectivity During Smooth Pursuit Eye
    Movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 124(6), 1839-1856.
  * Steffens M, Neumann C, Kasparbauer AM, Becker B, Weber B, Mehta MA,
    Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2018). Effects of Ketamine on Brain
    Function during Response Inhibition. Psychopharmacology, 235(12),

Task and responsibilities:

  * Design and execution of experiments, data analysis (incl.
    oculography, fMRI)
  * Preparation of publications
  * Presentations at international conferences
  * Contribution to teaching on BSc and MSc psychology courses (in
    German or English)
  * Co-supervision of BSc/MSc psychology research projects


  * MSc degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related subject
  * Strong background in quantitative research methods and statistics
  * Keen interest in acquiring new methods
  * Strong ability to work in a team


  * The position is salaried at TVL E13 (75%).
  * The student may study towards a Dr. phil. degree from the Faculty of
    Arts at the University of Bonn.
  * Participation in the Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS)
    Neuroscience or the Structured Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of
    Arts will be supported.
  * The lab collaborates closes with other groups in Psychology, in the
    Medical Faculty, and in the German Centre for Neurodegenerative
    Disorders (DZNE).
  * The University of Bonn provides an intellectually stimulating
    environment with excellent support of doctoral students. The
    University belongs to the top universities in Germany, having been
    awarded the status of University of Excellence in 2019.
  * Bonn is a very pleasant and international city, boasting beautiful
    outdoors and providing easy access to numerous major European cities.

Further information on the lab may be obtained here: 

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing a letter of motivation, 
CV, degree certificates, transcripts, and recommendation letters and/or 
names of referees to Prof Ulrich Ettinger (_ulrich.ettinger at uni-bonn.de 
<mailto:ulrich.ettinger at uni-bonn.de>_) by 10^th October 2022.

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