We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the group ‘Neural mechanisms of human communication
’ (lead by Katharina von Kriegstein) 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
person perception and speech recognition by using several methods of
systems neuroscience (fMRI, sMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, tDCS). Experiments
involve healthy controls, as well as subjects with selective deficits
(i.e. phonagnosia, prosopagnosia, dyslexia, asperger). An additional
emphasis is placed on linking the experimental work to computational
models of dynamic perception and action.
The research is 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, TMS, tDCS and several EEG systems. All
facilities and data analysis are supported by experienced IT and
The candidate 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
publications. The candidate is expected to be a talented, innovative
and enthusiastic researcher with an interest in working on projects
within the general framework of the group. The ideal candidate will
have expertise in the acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific data.
Applicants with no neuroscientific experience but with a strong
background in psychophysics or behavioural genetics are also encouraged
Starting date for the position is flexible. Salary is
dependent on experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary
according to German public service regulations. The position is
initially for two years with possible extension.
Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest
convenience. Applications with the subject heading ‘HC10’ should be
sent via email to: communication@xxxxxxxxxx
The following documents should be included in the application in one PDF-file:
- curriculum vitae
- contact details of two personal references
- a description of personal qualifications and future research interests.
The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the
advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion,
gender, or disability.
Contact for informal enquiries about the post:
Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein (kriegstein@xxxxxxxxxx
Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
04103 Leipzig, Germany