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Post­doc­tor­al researcher wanted!

The Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig and the Max Planck Research Group “Audi­to­ry Cog­ni­tion” (head­ed by Jonas Obleser) are now offer­ing a Post­doc­tor­al researcher posi­tion, for ini­tial­ly 2 years, prefer­ably start­ing by Octo­ber 2013.

Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will have a PhD in cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science, psy­chol­o­gy, or nat­ur­al sci­ences. Pri­or expe­ri­ence with either fMRI or EEG/MEG meth­ods is expect­ed, and an inter­est in fur­ther apply­ing and com­bin­ing both domains in their research is high­ly desir­able. Can­di­dates with a back­ground and/or inter­est in advanced fMRI meth­ods are par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­aged to apply.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will share our enthu­si­asm in prob­lems of audi­to­ry cog­ni­tion and audi­to­ry neu­ro­science, and ide­al­ly has already demon­strat­ed this by con­tribut­ing to the field. How­ev­er, researchers with a back­ground in visu­al or oth­er neu­ro­science are also encour­aged to apply. He or she should have a sol­id meth­ods back­ground and strong meth­ods inter­est, hands-on expe­ri­ence in prob­lems of data and sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis, and the inter­est to co-super­vise the PhD and Mas­ter stu­dents in the group. The posi­tion offered does not include any teach­ing obligations.
Start­ing date is flex­i­ble. Salary is depen­dent on expe­ri­ence and based on MPI stipends or equiv­a­lent salary accord­ing to Ger­man Pub­lic ser­vice regulations.

The research will be con­duct­ed at the MPI CBS in Leipzig, Ger­many, an inter­na­tion­al­ly lead­ing cen­tre for cog­ni­tive and imag­ing neu­ro­science equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scan­ner, three 3.0 T MRI scan­ners, a 306 chan­nels MEG sys­tem, a TMS sys­tem and sev­er­al EEG suites. All facil­i­ties are sup­port­ed by expe­ri­enced IT and physics staff. Our insti­tute (just 190 km, or 70 min­utes by train, south of Berlin) offers a very inter­na­tion­al envi­ron­ment, with Eng­lish being the lan­guage spo­ken in the lab­o­ra­to­ry. It offers a friend­ly and gen­er­ous envi­ron­ment of researchers with diverse back­grounds and with an excel­lent infrastructure.

In order to increase the pro­por­tion of female staff mem­bers, appli­ca­tions from female sci­en­tists are par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­aged. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to dis­abled per­sons with the same qualification.

Appli­ca­tions should be kind­ly sent to personal@cbs.mpg.de using the appli­ca­tion code “PD 03÷2013” in the sub­ject. Please send your appli­ca­tion as a sin­gle pdf attach­ment, with the file name con­tain­ing your sur­name. It should enclose a cov­er let­ter (max. 2 pages) that also spec­i­fies your future research inter­ests; a CV; up to three rep­re­sen­ta­tive reprints; and con­tact details of 2 per­son­al ref­er­ences. This call remains open until the posi­tion is filled.

For fur­ther details please con­tact Dr Jonas Obleser, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Leipzig, Ger­many, obleser@cbs.mpg.de