[visionlist] PhD position in Human Psychophysics with fMRI/MRI, TMS and/or EEG (m/f/d) in Tuebingen, Germany
maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de
Wed Oct 19 03:16:17 -04 2022
The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems (PI Prof. Li Zhaoping) at
the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at the University of
Tübingen is currently looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals
to work on projects aimed towards understanding visual attentional and
perceptual processes using fMRI/MRI, TMS and/or EEG methodologies. The
framework and motivation of the projects can be found at
The projects can involve, for example, visual search tasks, stereo vision
tasks, visual illusions, and will be discussed during the application
process. fMRI/MRI, TMS and/or EEG methodologies can be used in combination
with eye tracking, and other related methods as necessary.
· Conduct and participate in research projects such as lab and
equipment set up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and
papers, and presenting at scientific conferences.
· Participate in routine laboratory operations, such as planning and
preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures.
· Participate in teaching assistance duties for university courses in
· Masters degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science,
physics or a related natural science or engineering field.
· Programming skills in MATLAB or Python or a similar language is
· Skills in techniques of human visual psychophysics, experimental
data taking, data analysis is highly desirable.
· Skilled in report writing, previous peer reviewed publication is
· Familiarity with hardware and techniques in eye tracking, fMRI/MRI,
EEG, TMS, tDCS/tACS, and other related techniques such as in carrying out
fMRI experiments is a plus.
· Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus.
Who we are:
We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor
transforms in the brain (www.lizhaoping.org <http://www.lizhaoping.org> ).
Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental techniques
including human psychophysics, fMRI imaging, EEG, electrophysiology and
computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University,
in the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in
the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for
Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. You will have the opportunity to learn
skills from other members of the group and benefit from multidisciplinary
interactions, including with our collaborators locally and internationally.
The PhD contract (TVöD-Bund E13, 65%) duration is for 3 years. We seek to
raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urge
qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of
The position is available immediately and will be open until filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by November 30th, 2022. We
look forward to receiving your application that includes (1) a cover letter,
including a statement on roughly when you would like to start this position,
(2) a motivation statement, (3) a CV, (4) names and contact details of three
people for references, (5) transcripts from your past and current education
listing the courses taken and their grades, (6) if you have them, please
also include copies of your degree certificates, (7) if you have them,
include a pdf file of your best publication(s), or other documents and
information that you think could strengthen your application. Please use pdf
files for these documents (and you may combine them into a single pdf file)
and send to <mailto:jobs.li at tuebingen.mpg.de> jobs.li at tuebingen.mpg.de,
where also informal inquiries can be addressed. Please note that
applications without complete information in (1)-(5) will not be considered,
unless the cover letter includes an explanation and/or information about
when the needed materials will be supplied.
For further opportunities in our group, please visit
Assistant to Prof. Zhaoping Li
Office Hours: 07.00-13.00
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
phone +49 7071 601 609
fax +49 7071 601 619
<mailto:maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de> maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de
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