PhD Position (m/f/div) in Human Psychophysics with TMS and/or EEG
Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
PhD Position (m/f/div) in Human Psychophysics with TMS and/or EEG (TVöD Bund E 13, 65%)
The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems (PI Prof. Li Zhaoping) at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at the University of Tübingen is currently
looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work on projects aimed towards understanding visual attentional and perceptual processes using TMS and/or EEG methodologies.
The framework and motivation of the projects can be found at http://www.lizhaoping.org/zhaoping/AGZL_HumanVisual.html.
The projects can involve, for example, visual search tasks, stereo vision tasks, visual illusions, and will be discussed during the application process. TMS and/or EEG methodologies
can be used in combination with fMRI / MRI, eye tracking, and other related methods as necessary.
Conducting and participating in research projects such as lab and equipment set-up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and presenting at scientific conferences
Participating in routine laboratory operations, such as planning and preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures
Participating in teaching assistance duties for university courses in our field
Master’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or a related natural science or engineering field
Programming skills in MATLAB or Python or a similar language are required
Skills in techniques of human visual psychophysics, experimental data taking, data analysis is highly desirable
Skilled in report writing, previous peer reviewed publication is highly desirable
Familiarity with hardware and techniques in eye tracking, EEG, TMS, tDCS / tACS, and other related techniques such as in carrying out fMRI experiments is a plus
Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus
Who we are:
We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor transforms in the brain (www.lizhaoping.org). Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental techniques including human psychophysics, fMRI imaging, electrophysiology, and computational modelling. One part of our group is located at the University, in the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. You will have the opportunity to learn skills from other members of the group and benefit from multidisciplinary interactions, including with our collaborators locally and internationally. The PhD contract (TVöD Bund E 13, 65%) duration is for three years. We seek to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urge qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.
The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 5th, 2022. We look forward to receiving your application that includes a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, and three names and contacts for reference letters) electronically through our job portal: https://jobs.tue.mpg.de/jobs/170.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to email@example.com. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik
72076 Tübingen www.kyb.mpg.de