The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in
Leipzig is an internationally recognized research institute of the Max
Planck Society and is dedicated to the study of human cognitive
abilities and brain processes. The Department of Neurology offers PhD
Deadline: 1 May 2022
**Two Doctoral Candidates (TVöD E13, 65%, 3 years)** in cognitive
neuroscience and neurophysiology.
The general topic of the position is the physiology of perception,
cognition, and emotion. The positions involve the acquisition and
particularly the analysis of behavioural (e.g., movement parameters,
task performance), subjective (e.g., questionnaires, ratings), and
neuroimaging / electrophysiological (e.g., EEG, ECG) data. The positions
are part of a collaboration between neuroscience and computer graphics.
We will investigate the neurocognition of perceiving (virtual) humans by
acquiring multimodal (mind-brain-body) data using immersive technologies
(e.g., immersive VR). The precise research topic will be adapted to the
interests and specific qualifications of the candidate.
Prerequisites are an outstanding record in a relevant area of
neurocognitive research. Educational background could be from cognitive
(neuro-) science, psychology, medicine, neuroscience, computer science,
engineering, data science, physics, or mathematics. Excellent
programming and statistical skills (Python, Matlab, R) are required. One
position requires excellent prior experience with EEG/MEG signal
processing relating to neural oscillations and evoked responses. We are
looking for scientifically ambitious people willing to work in a highly
You will have an opportunity to join the Institute’s International Max
Planck Research School (IMPRS CoNI) and to participate in graduate
training programs. You will receive continuous supervision.
The candidates will be part of an enthusiastic team embedded in a
world-leading research environment with outstanding facilities and
research infrastructure (four 3T MR scanners, one of them in a clinical
setting, a Siemens Connectom MR scanner, a 7T MR scanner, MEG, EEG,
fNIRS, TMS, TDCS, focused ultrasound, VR labs, eye tracking and
psychophysics labs). All facilities are supported by experienced IT and
physics staff. In addition to strong co-operations within the Department
of Neurology and with the Clinic of Cognitive Neurology at the
University Hospital Leipzig, there are also strong interactions among
all departments and research groups at the MPI-CBS.
We look forward to receiving your complete online application (reference
number “PhD 09/22”) at:https://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions.
The application should include a cover letter, personal statement, CV,
list of publications (if available), and two letters of recommendations.
The closing date for applications is **May 1, 2022**. The starting date
is June 1, 2022, or later, and the duration is three years. Salary is
based on regulations of the Max Planck Society (typically 65% TVöD level
13). The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of
individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages
applications from such individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society
strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.
Further information with regard to the research can be found on the
website of the Department of Neurology (particularly the groups “Neural
interactions and Dynamics” and “Mind-Body-Emotion”):
https://www.cbs.mpg.de/departments/neurology. For questions, please
contact Dr. Vadim Nikulin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Michael Gaebler