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Postdoctoral posititon in auditory cognition/auditory neuroscience, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig

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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@xxxxxxxxxx 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@xxxxxxxxxx