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Ph.D. Student in Dresden/Germany

21 July 2020

Ph.D. Student in Dresden/Germany

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We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student with a particular interest in the neuroscience of goal-directed human behaviour and high-level thalamic nuclei. The PhD position is supervised jointly by Prof. Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein and Prof. Dr. Hannes Ruge at the TU Dresden, Germany.

The position is part of the Collaborative Research Centre 940 Volition and Cognitive Control (, which will be funded for the next four years with approx. 10 million Euros. The goal of the PhD position (CRC940-A11) is to experimentally test predictions of neuroscientific models of goal-directed actions. For examples of our work on these topics see (Ruge H et al., 2019 Elife; Zwosta K et al., 2018 Neuroimage). Experiments will involve fMRI, behavioural experiments, and formal meta-analyses. fMRI will include the use of spatially optimized sequences (see Mihai G et al., 2019 Elife) to assess subcortical structures.

TU Dresden is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence and offers an interdisciplinary scientific environment. The Neuroimaging Centre at the TU Dresden ( has cutting-edge infrastructure with 3-Tesla MRI, MRI compatible headphones and eye-tracking, several EEG systems, a neurostimulation unit including neuronavigation, TMS and tDCS devices.

The PhD position is available at the next possible date. Subject to personal qualification, employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L 65%. There will be the opportunity to participate in the TU Dresden graduate academy (

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TU Dresden
Chair of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

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Katharina von Kriegstein
Chair of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Technische Universität Dresden
Bamberger Str. 7, 01187 Dresden, Germany

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