PhD student position in Cognitive and Brain Science, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig Germany

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PhD student position in Cognitive and Brain Science, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig Germany

Postby scholar » 15 Jul 2017, 08:13

The Department of Neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS), Leipzig, Germany is offering

PhD Student Position
for a research project on functional significance of neuronal oscillations in the human brain

The project focuses on the mechanisms through which neuronal oscillations affect task performance and brain responses in perceptual and cognitive paradigms. We will study pre-stimulus effects of neuronal oscillations as well as an impact of resting state neuronal dynamics on the task performance. EEG, MEG and a combination of TMS with EEG will be used to quantify temporal dynamics and spatial connectivity. We plan to utilize machine learning approaches for the recovery of complex relationship between ongoing oscillatory patterns and task-related activity.

Eligible candidates should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including neuroscience, physiology, medicine, psychology, physics or computer science. Previous experience with neuroimaging methods (e.g. EEG or MEG) is essential. Knowledge of Matlab for data analysis is required. Proficiency in spoken and written English is necessary.

The research is conducted at MPI CBS in Leipzig, Germany, 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, tDCS, and several EEG systems. All facilities and data analysis are supported by experienced IT and physics staff.

The position is for three years. The preferred starting date is August/September 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Remuneration depends on your experience and is based on funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please submit your application via our online system at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies (the subject heading is “PHD 12/17”) and include the following documents:

• Cover letter (max 2 pages) describing personal qualifications and research interests
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact details of two referees
For further details please contact: Dr. Vadim Nikulin, Email: nikulin@cbs.mpg.de

Website: https://www.cbs.mpg.de/departments/neur ... d-dynamics
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1A, 04103 Leipzig



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