[Face-research-list] Postdoc position in multisensory and foreign language learning

Katharina von Kriegstein kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de
Mon Sep 7 13:03:39 BST 2015

Applications are welcomed for a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS) in Leipzig, Germany. The objective of the postdoctoral research project is to use neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS) and neuroimaging to understand the role of sensory and motor cortices in multisensory and foreign language learning (see e.g., Mayer KM et al., 2015 Current Biology). 

The MPI-CBS is an internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, TMS and tDCS laboratories, several EEG suites, and eye-tracking labs. All facilities and data analyses are supported by experienced IT specialists and physicists. Besides an excellent infrastructure, our institute offers an international and friendly environment with researchers from diverse backgrounds. The postdoc will be member of the group "Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication" led by Katharina von Kriegstein. 

The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience, experimental psychology, biology, or a related field, and should be able to demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record, including publications. The ideal candidate will have expertise in neurostimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and/or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Additional prior experience with MEG/EEG or functional MRI is desirable.

The starting date for this position is flexible. Initially for two years, the position offers the possibility of extension for up to three years. Salary depends on experience and is based on regulations of the Max Planck Society. 

To apply, please include all documents in one PDF-file in the following order: CV, contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests, copies of up to three of your publications. Applications with the subject heading "FL15PD" should be sent via email to: personal at cbs.mpg.de. Closing date for applications is the 27th September 2015. 

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to: Prof. Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein (kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de). For more information about the group see: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/groups/misc/humcomm. 

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability.


Katharina von Kriegstein 

Max Planck Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences 
Stephanstr. 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany 

Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Humboldt University of Berlin 
Rudower Chaussee 18, 12489 Berlin, Germany 

Phone +49 (0) 341-9940-2476 
Fax +49 (0) 341-9940-2448 

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