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Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

05 January 2021

Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in the DFG-funded project 'Gaze track representation in higher visual cortex'. The project aims to investigate neural gaze track representation with combined eye-tracking and fMRI. In previous work, we could e.g. decode gaze tracks that occur during face viewing in the fusiform face area (Wang et al., NatComm 2019, Now, we want to further investigate the nature and function of these action-related representations in primarily perception-related brain areas.

Research institutions in Magdeburg, (Otto-von-Guericke-University, Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, and German Center for Neuro-degenerative Diseases) offer a multitude of research-dedicated MRI-scanners (Siemens Magnetom 7 Tesla, Siemens Trio, Siemens Verio, Siemens Skyra und Philips Achieva). The Institute of Psychology operates its own compute cluster for data analysis – with a current capacity of 200 CPU-cores. The lab has three Eyelink 1000-plus eye trackers (one with fMRI setup) plus two HTC VIVE VR goggles with eye-tracking capability. Magdeburg is a lively university town with a beautiful historical centre around the river Elbe and with convenient transport links to Leipzig and Berlin.

The project is a collaboration with Prof. Lihui Wang, PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University offering the opportunity of research stays in Shanghai.

Requirements for the position:
A diploma or master degree and PhD, preferably with a research focus in the cognitive neuroscience of perception and attention, PhD-students who have submitted their thesis may apply
Experience with scientific Python (preferably) or Matlab-packages
fMRI and eye-tracking experience. Knowledge of multivariate analysis methods desirable
Lacking experience in one area may be compensated by strengths in other areas

For further information and application details, please see here:

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Contract length:
3 years
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

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Stefan Pollmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für Psychologie
PF 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg
+49 (0)391 / 67 58474

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