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Advertising division: INM-3 - Cognitive Neuroscience
Reference number: 2019-390


Researchers at the subinstitute "Cognitive Neuroscience" (INM-3) investigate the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive (dys-)function in healthy subjects and patients suffering from neurological disorders. Functional imaging and electrophysiological methods are combined with computational approaches. The successful candidate will be part of the "Cognitive Neurophysiology" group under the supervision of Dr. Kathrin Ohla. The group investigates gustatory processing and perception in health and disease.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoc - Taste processing and perception

Your Job:

  • Planning and implementation of research studies and analysis of multimodal data (psychophysics, intracranial recordings/M/EEG or fMRI)
  • Implementation/validation of stimulation and analysis approaches (e.g. time-series analysis, multivariate pattern analysis, behavioral modeling)
  • Presentation and publication of the results
  • Interaction with team members and collaborators from Psychology, Medicine, Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

Your Profile:

  • Completed study in Computational, cognitive or systems Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or a related field including a doctoral degree
  • Excellent statistical & programming skills (Python and/or Matlab)
  • Advanced data analysis skills (e.g. time-series analysis, MVPA)
  • Prior experience with M/EEG or fMRI or psychophysics
  • Strong interest in experimental research
  • Excellent verbal and written forms of expression in English

Our Offer:

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13-14 TVöD-Bund

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.