(expired) PhD position in the Reach & Touch Lab (in the new Bielefeld-based Biopsychology group)

Deadline extended until July 30!

I am looking for a PhD student to join my new lab in Bielefeld, the Biopsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience group in the Psychology Department.

I will be interviewing as soon as possible after the deadline (July 30, 2016).

The group investigates sensorimotor and multisensory transformation and integration, with a focus on tactile processing and its relationship with movement (check out the remaining website). Available research methods will be motion tracking, EEG, TMS, EMG, 3T fMRI, and a two-armed Kinarm. Besides the focus on touch and sensorimotor processing, the group will investigate developmental aspects of these topics in infants and children. The PhD position is funded from my already running Emmy Noether project, and will focus on basic research about touch, movement, and decision making, using EEG, motion tracking, modeling, and behavioral methods (there is some flexibility, so your own ideas matter).

The positions can start in October 2016, but no later than January 2017. It is limited to 3 years. It is 3rd party funded (65% position) and does not require teaching.

Apply by July 30!

Not sure whether you should apply? Get in touch with your questions via Email (tobias.heed@uni-hamburg.de) or Twitter (@TobiasHeed) to arrange a phone call if you can’t reach me by phone directly.

 

PhD Position

Note: this is not the complete, official advertisement. Please find it here in German, or consult the English translation.

Job description

Participation in the DFG-funded Emmy Noether project “Sensorimotor processing and reference frame transformations in the human brain” (see http://reachtouchlab.com)

Design, acquisition, analysis, and support in the publication of psychological/neuroscientific experiments (90%)
Participation in project coordination (10%)

The position aids scientific qualification: a PhD can be obtained.

Job specification

Formal qualification

a completed university degree such as MSc Psychology, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience or similar

Further qualifications, skills, and competences

The project uses behavioral parameters, motion tracking, and EEG. It is furthermore planned that results will be modeled, e.g. with diffusion/accumulator models.

The jobholder should
– have gained experience with one or several of these methods, e.g. in the MSc thesis project, as a student assistant, or in an internship
– have experience with experimental and/or analysis programming (e.g. Presentation, Python, Matlab, R)
– be prepared to massively extend these programming skills
– have good statistical knowledge
– be communicative and team-oriented
– work thoroughly and independently
– have good English skills
Please submit your application preferably as one single pdf file that contains all relevant content (motivation letter, CV, copies of relevant certificates, job reference letters if applicable). Please list two references from an academic background whom I may contact during the application process.

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