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Doktorand (gn) Psychologie, Neurowissenschaften, Medizin, Biologie (Life Sciences)

University Hospital of Muenster (UKM), WWU
Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
salary according to TV-L E13
Closing date
23 Jul 2023

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Life Science
Job Type
PhD Studentship
Employment - Hours
Part time
Fixed term

PhD Student (gn*) Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Biology (Life Sciences)
Job Id:  7542

(*gn=gender neutral)

The Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis (IBB) of the UKM is looking for a PhD student to join the Junior Research Group Body, Brain, and Behaviour in May/June 2023.
Our work is centred on the question to what extent physiological processes like respiration, cardiac signals, or pupil dilation modulate neural activity in human cognition and perception. Methodologically, we employ different electrophysiological approaches for measuring brain activity (MEG, EEG), brain stimulation (TMS), and behavioural experiments.

Additional information can be found on our website.

The PhD project “A translational perspective on body-brain coupling and human perception” investigates the coupling of physiological rhythms and brain activity in a neuropsychiatric context. Of particular interest are respiration-related modulations of cortical excitability in epilepsy patients as well as the neural correlates of interoceptive processing in patients with panic disorder.

The advertised position is part-time (65%, salary according to TV-L E13) and funded by the programme “Innovative Medizinische Forschung“ of the UKM. The initial funding period of three years may be extended.

The ideal candidate…

  • has a background in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, biology/life sciences or a comparable field (M.Sc. or equivalent degree)
  • is empathic and reliable in their interactions with neurological and psychiatric patients
  • has a highly structured, independent work ethic
  • is motivated and interested in developing novel analytical and experimental methods
  • has fundamental or advanced knowledge of statistical data analysis
  • is comfortable and fluent in speaking/writing in English

Prior experience with programming (Matlab, R, Python) and/or recordings of physiological data (EEG/MEG, ECG) is beneficial, but not required.

We are offering…

  • diverse practical experience in clinical brain research
  • an international, interdisciplinary team of both junior and established researchers
  • flexible and individual supervision during the PhD project
  • freedom and support during the development and pursuit of own research questions
  • immediate involvement in ongoing international collaborations

For questions and further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Daniel Kluger, T 0251 83-52543.

We look forward to receiving your application via the UKM’s “Karriereportal” before June, 21st 2023!

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Due to legal requirements working with us is only permitted with complete vaccination against measles.

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