mardi 27 mars 2012

2 PhD studentships in cognitive neuroscience, Humboldt-University Berlin, Allemagne, Fin : 30 avr. 2012

2 PhD studentships in cognitive neuroscience at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences II, Department of Psychology

Applications are invited for 2 PhD studentships at Humboldt-University Berlin, Department of Psychology, Prof. Dr. Elke van der Meer under the supervision of Dr. André Knops. Studentships will be paid according to TV-L HU 13 (65%; approx. 1250,-€/month after tax, health & social insurance included) for the period of three years. The start date would be June 1, 2012.

The Emmy Noether research group “The impact of the approximate number system on the spatial system and mental calculation” is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the research would involve planning, execution and analysis of behavioral and neuro-functional (fMRI) studies on mental arithmetic, visual attention and (visual) working memory. The work will combine psychophysics, standard (i.e. GLM) and advanced brain imaging analysis methods (i.e. machine learning, functional connectivity).

Applicants should have a first-class degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, cognitive sciences) and a strong interest in linking mind and brain. Knowledge or experience in conducting and analyzing neuroimaging studies and is highly desirable. The PhD work would require programming skills (e.g. in Matlab, Python).

Applicants are invited to apply by e-mail to knops.andre [ à ] before April 30, 2012 attaching both a CV and a supplementary personal statement explaining why they wish to apply for this studentship. The CV must state the degree class achieved. The CV should also include the name and contacts for two academic references, who may be approached at the interview stage.

For further information please contact André Knops (knops.andre [ à ] Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in applying for one of the positions.

André Knops
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Neurological Clinic - Section Neuropsychology
University Hospital Aachen
Pauwelsstr. 30
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 80 80855