Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational and Cognitive Decision Neuroscience
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
September 11, 2018
E 13 TVöD
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Independent Max Planck Research Group "Neural & Computational Basis of Learning, Memory & Decision Making" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, led by Dr. Nicolas Schuck, seeks applicants for
1 Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f)
Our group looks for a candidate who will study neural representations in prefrontal cortex underlying decision making and reinforcement learning. The project will focus on using computational modelling and fMRI to identify neural signals of probabilistic state information during value-based decision making.
Applicants (m/f) need to hold (or expect to hold by 01/2019) a doctorate in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science or related disciplines, and should have experience with using functional neuroimaging, behavioral and/or computational methods. A record of publishing in peer-reviewed neuroscientific journals and familiarity with multivariate analysis techniques are highly beneficial. In addition, the ability to work independently and high proficiency of the English language are essential.
The position will last for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of contract extension pending satisfactory performance. The position is available from January 1st 2019 on. Later start dates are possible, but long delays in commencing the project are less desirable. The project involves a collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. John-Dylan Haynes at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin.
Our lab offers an open, engaging and inclusive atmosphere with an international team of scientists from different backgrounds and embraces principles of open science and diversity. The Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers excellent infrastructure (behavior, fMRI, EEG, eye-tracking) including support staff and regular seminars. We seek to increase the number of women and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. We are also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our team and encourage applications (m/f) from qualified individuals.
Applicants (m/f) should submit a cover letter describing research interests (max. 2 pages), a curriculum vitae and 1 or 2 representative publications. We kindly ask you to submit your application without a photo and send all materials as a single PDF file to email@example.com or Dr. Nicolas Schuck, MPI for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin.
In addition, please arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be send to us independently. Applications for the position must be submitted by Oct 1st 2018 to ensure consideration. However, review of applications will continue until the available positions are filled.
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about our group can be found at www.nicolasschuck.com.
Internal Number: 22/2018
About Max Planck Institute for Human Development
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the study of human development and education. Researchers of various disciplines – including psychology, education, sociology and medicine, as well as history, economics, computer science and mathematics – work together on interdisciplinary projects at the Berlin Institute. The research questions they examine include how people make effective decisions even under time pressure and information overload, how the interaction between behaviour and brain function changes over the lifespan, as well as how human emotions change in a historical context and how they have affected the course of history itself.