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PhD position in Mainz, Germany

Dear list,

a PhD position in psychoacoustics / experimental psychology is available at the Dept. of Psychology, University of Mainz, Germany (Dr. Daniel Oberfeld), in a project funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council). The position (“wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”, German government scale TV-L 13 50%, part time 19 hours/week) is available for 2 years. Earliest starting date is Jan. 1, 2010.

In the project, auditory intensity discrimination under non-simultaneous masking will be studied, in human subjects. The project will combine different psychophysical methods in order to gain a better understanding of the underlying processes, with a focus on auditory attention.

Duties and responsibilities:
* Planning and realization of the experiments
* Data collection
* Data analysis
* Communication of the results at conferences and in scientific papers

* Strong interest in human auditory perception
* University Diploma or Master in psychoacoustics, experimental psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, biology, or cognitive neurosciences * Previous experience and skills in at least one of the following fields: psychoacoustics, psychophysics, programming (e.g., Matlab), experimental psychology, modeling, EEG, fMRI
* Good statistical and methodological skills
* Good speaking and writing skills in English

Besides access to a well-equipped psychoacoustics lab, interested candidates will have the opportunity to use the Department's EEG lab. It is also possible to conduct fMRI experiments in cooperation with the University Hospital.

You are welcome to address informal inquiries to Dr. Daniel Oberfeld, oberfeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Please send applications (including CV, certificates, documentation of skills relevant to the project, and a short description of your research interests, and the name of at least one referee) by Dec. 18, 2009 to oberfeld@xxxxxxxxxxxx (PDF preferred).

The University of Mainz is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will receive priority in case they have equal qualifications.

Best regards,


Dr. Daniel Oberfeld-Twistel
Johannes Gutenberg - Universitaet Mainz
Department of Psychology
Experimental Psychology

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Wallstrasse 3
55122 Mainz

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