PhD and Post-doc Positions in Systems Neuroscience
We are seeking highly motivated and talented PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the group ‘Neural mechanisms of human communication
’ at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS), in Leipzig, Germany.
The goal of the group is to investigate neural mechanisms of
human communication by using several methods of systems neuroscience
(fMRI, sMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS). Experiments will involve healthy controls,
as well as subjects with selective deficits (i.e. phonagnosia,
prosopagnosia, specific language impairment). An emphasis will be
placed on linking the experimental work to computational models of
dynamic perception and action.
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, two 3.0 T
MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, a TMS system and several EEG
systems. All facilities and data analysis are supported by experienced
IT and physics staff.
The candidates must have a master degree (or equivalent) in
neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or a related field. Proficiency in
oral and written English is necessary. PhD students will have the
opportunity to participate in an International Max-Planck Research School
The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience,
medicine, psychology, or a related field and should be able to
demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record including
Starting date for all positions is flexible. Salary is
dependent on experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary
according to German Public service regulations.
We seek to increase the number of women in those areas where
they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourage women to
apply. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and
especially encourage them to apply.
The closing date for applications is 31st March 2009
but interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch at their earliest convenience.
For questions or informal enquiries about these posts please contact Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein
; +49 (0) 341-9940-2476).
Please include the following documents in your application
(preferably in one PDF-file): Curriculum Vitae, names and contact
details of two personal references, a description of your personal
qualifications, future research interests and academic goals.
Applications citing the code number 'MHC
' should be sent to: personal@xxxxxxxxxx
or via post to:
Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstrasse 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein
Max Planck Institute
for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstr. 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 341-9940-2476
Fax +49 (0) 341-9940-104