PHD POSITION AVAILABLE

PHD POSITION in NEUROSCIENCE (M/F/DIVERSE)

We invite interested candidates to apply for the next possible date as a

PHD CANDIDATE – NEURAL PLASTICITY OF THE SENSE OF BODY OWNERSHIP AND AGENCY IN YOUNG AND OLDER ADULTS (m/f/diverse)

(part time / up to 3 yeras)

Position is funded within the DFG priority program ‘The Active Self’. Topic 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 VR/AR (in cooperation with our project partners at the Cognitive Systems Lab at University Bremen).

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

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in national and international collaborations and to present at international conferences her/his 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.