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Predoctoral Research Position (f/m/d) Center for Lifespan Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
The Center for Lifespan Psychology (PI: Prof. Dr. Simone Kühn) is seeking applications for a
Predoctoral Research Position
(E 13/2 TVöD; 39 hours/week)
The doctoral fellowship will last for three years. The position is available from May 1, 2019 or later.
The Environmental Neuroscience project (PI: Prof. Dr. Simone Kühn) investigates how the physical environment affects the individual. We conduct
research focusing on the question whether and how the external environment (e.g. natural landscapes vs. cities) impacts on brain plasticity as well
as on behavior using methods of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, representational similarity analysis, georeferencing and image
analysis of photographs. We are also planning to use near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in the field. By providing a better understanding and quantification
of the relationship between the environment and the brain, we hope to influence the designing of physical environments in ways that will optimize well-being
and cognitive functioning as well as human mental and physical health.
We have access to a research-only 3T MR scanner. Our research group is located at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB) in Berlin with an
international working atmosphere. No German language is required for working at the MPIB. In addition, a large community of Berlin neuroscientists provides
great opportunities for scientific exchange. For informal inquiries and further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Simone Kühn
We are searching a predoc with a strong interest in environmental neuroscience/ psychology. The successful applicant needs to hold a Master's or diploma degree
in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields. Applicants should have experience with experimental studies, a strong background in cognitive assessments,
and prior knowledge in MRI/NIRS methods. Experience in behavioral experiments with humans, programming skills (e.g. MATLAP/R/Python/Shell), the ability to work
independently, and proficiency in English are required.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Applications (including a cover letter describing your research interests and a curriculum vitae) should be sent as a single PDF file, without a photo, to Prof.
Dr. Simone Kühn (email@example.com). Please submit applications by March 15, 2019, to ensure consideration.