Postdoctoral Position in neuromodulation
We are seeking a researcher, at postdoctoral level, to pursue an exciting project in the field of neuromodulation. The project investigates human physiology of extinction learning and ultimately aims to develop optimized non invasive brain stimulation protocols potent to normalise extinction learning abnormalities. The wide combination of methods used in the project are TMS-EEG (transcranial magnetic stimulation-electroencephalography), EEG, MRI-EEG (Magnetic Resonance Imaging-encephalography), non invasive brain stimulation with tACS (alternating current stimulation) and tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) and modelling approaches.
The project forms part of a Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB 1280) “Extinction Learning” funded by the German Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The SFB 1280 consists of 19 project groups from the area of Psychology, Medicine, Neuroinformatics and Biology. Scientists from Leibniz Institute at TU Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum, University Duisburg Essen and the University of Marburg in Germany collaborate. The Principle Investigators are Prof. Michael Nitsche MD and Dr. Diane Ruge MD PhD. You will join a busy department (Psychology and Neurosciences at the Leibniz Institute) with expertise in brain stimulation and neuromodulation. The preferred candidate should have experience in TMS-EEG, functional Imaging (EEG-fMRI) and other methods mentioned. The candidate’s background should be in physics, mathematics, engineering, informatics, psychology or neuroscience. Excellent programming skills in Matlab are essential.
This is a position paid at level 13 TV-L with many attractive social benefits. The region of Dortmund is a vivid place in the Ruhr area with a diverse population, many cultural opportunities and good public transport.
The position is available from 1.7.2017 onwards for 4 years in the first instance and a probation period of 6 months. Applicants should supply, by email, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of potential references to Prof. Nitsche and Dr. Ruge (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.