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Post-doctoral position in Leipzig/Germany

22 December 2017

Post-doctoral position in Leipzig/Germany

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the ‘Pain Perception’ group headed by Dr Falk Eippert at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. The aim of this research project is to understand how the experience of pain is constructed from the interaction of external noxious input and internal expectations and predictions about pain. This work will involve the use of high-resolution fMRI (as well as EEG and MEG) in combination with computational models of learning and perception at all levels of the central nervous system, with a special focus on the spinal cord. The starting date for the position is flexible (June 2018 would be ideal).
Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline and an outstanding academic track record. They are expected to demonstrate that they possess a high degree of initiative and motivation, are able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment and have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The ideal candidate will be proficient in all aspects of conducting neuroimaging experiments and will have a solid foundation in data analysis and programming. A distinct advantage would be expertise in computational modelling, machine learning or analysis of neural oscillations.
Remuneration is based on the pay scale 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.
To apply, please submit a cover letter stating personal qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for 2 referees, a brief statement describing your research experience, your academic achievements and your motivation to apply for this position (1 page), and copies of up to three of your publications. Please submit your application via our online system at (using subject heading “PD 27/17”

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Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Dr. Falk Eippert
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1a
04103 Leipzig

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