2 PHD POSITIONS AVAILABLE

2 PHD POSITIONS in NEUROSCIENCE (M/F/DIVERSE) JOB ID JU-19-XX

The department of Neuroscience at Jacobs University Bremen invites interested candidates to apply for the next possible date as a

PHD CANDIDATE – NEUROSCIENCE OF HAPTIC PERCEPTION (m/f/diverse) Job ID 19-xx

(part time / initially 2 years with the possibility for an extension)

Positions are funded within two DFG projects. As a follow-up of the Bremen-Hand-Study@Jacobs (http://bgodde.user.jacobs-university.de/research/bremen-hand-study-jacobs), the first project will investigate the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of age and expertise on tactile perception and learning. The topic of the second project is the plasticity of the minimal self in healthy aging, i.e., how virtual and real-life changes in sensorimotor experiences shape perception of body ownership, agency, and location. Applied methods include EEG and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Ben Godde by email (b.godde@jacobs-university.de) or phone (+49-421-2004760). Also see our webpage at http://bgodde.user.jacobs-university.de/main/.

Your qualifications:

  • Excellent university degree (Diploma, Master) in Psychology or Biology (or related disciplines) with a preferred focus on Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Experiences with / knowledge of modern human brain research techniques
  • Proficient German and English language skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Of advantage are programming skills and experiences with Matlab/EEGLAB
  • Candidates should be able to work independently and in a team

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in national and international collaborations and to present at international conferences their findings to experts in the field. Jacobs University Bremen is a private, state-recognized, English-language campus university offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, approximately 1,400 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.

Your application:

Interested applicants should submit their application (motivation letter, CV, academic records, transcripts, and contact information of two potential referees) as a single PDF document directly to Prof. Dr. Ben Godde (b.godde@jacobs-university.de). The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.