Postdoc. Neurocognitive Development (Germany) Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg

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November 1, 2019


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Program Details

The Independent CBBS Research Group Neurocognitive Development at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) in Magdeburg investigates the development of cognitive functions in children. The group is looking for a highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist (full-time) for fixed-term position commencing 01/11/2019 (or later) until at least 03/2022. Funding is available for potential further employment within the group beyond the 2 years (subject to review).

The projects focus on the development of attention, memory, learning and the underlying neuronal mechanisms in typically and atypically developing children. The aim is to foster the translation of results into application.

The group offers a challenging and versatile position in an enthusiastic team. It provides a modern EEG and Eye-tracking children’s lab, mobile EEG- and Eye-tracking techniques, access to MEG and MRT under the terms of internal guidelines, closed collaboration with local schools and kindergartens, study support by our lab manager, and excellent working conditions and opportunities for cooperation. The LIN in Magdeburg is an internationally renowned center for learning and memory research. Neurobiologists, physicians, psychologists, biochemists, and physicists work in interdisciplinary groups to decode the brain mechanisms of learning and memory processes on all organizational levels. The LIN is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) and constitutes a main pillar of the neurosciences in Magdeburg. The research group is funded by the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) from the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

Your employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay agreement (German TV-L). Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and work are part of our HR policy. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational aptitude will be considered preferentially.

Eligibility/ Requirements

The ideal applicant has a PhD in psychology, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, education, or related fields and has extensive experiences in experimental approaches using EEG or pupillometry. Expertise in Matlab is essential and a solid background in programming and statistics is required. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently within the framework of the project, will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, has confidence and enjoys working with children. Because of the required interaction with children, the candidate is expected to have good communication skills in German or is willing to learn German. Very good written and oral communication skills in English are expected.

Application Process

Please send one PDF file comprising CV, research profile (max 1 page), list of publications, copies of relevant certificates to Nicole Wetzel via NCD(at), reference ID: LIN 2019/NCD-01.

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