PhD Position - International project on attention and prediction (Germany/Australia)

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

INM-3 – Kognitive Neurowissenschaften



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Researchers at the INM-3 investigate the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive (dys-)function in healthy subjects and patients suffering from neurological disorders. Functional imaging (PET, MRI) and electrophysiological methods (EEG, TMS, tDCS) are combined with computational approaches. The 3-year PhD position is part of the Jülich-University of Melbourne Postgraduate Academy (JUMPA) jumpa.research.unimelb.edu.au , and the successful candidate will spend part of his/her candidature in Australia and part in Germany. Upon completion, the candidate will obtain a degree from both the University of Melbourne and the University of Cologne. Travel funds are available to facilitate the transition at half time of the candidature.Candidates will be supervised by Dr. Simone Vossel and Dr. Ralph Weidner www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-3/EN/Home/home_node.html in Jülich and by Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn at UoM timinglab.org


Your Job:



  • Design, acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific data

  • Implementation of analysis algorithms

  • Presentation and publication of the results

  • Interaction with team members and collaborators from Psychology, Medicine, and Computational Neuroscience

Your Profile:

  • A Master’s degree in Cognitive (neuro)science, Biology, Psychology, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • An affinity with programming, including demonstrable programming skill in Matlab
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Intrinsic motivation, initiative, and an ability to work independently
  • An affinity for international collaboration
  • Previous research experience with experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience techniques (psychophysics, EEG, fMRI, TMS etc.) is desirable

Our Offer:

  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor
  • Participation in overarching seminars including certificate
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training Programme
  • Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years
  • Pay in line with 65 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund)
  • Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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Quote Reference: 2019D-244

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