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Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

05 January 2021

Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

Job ID
28157
Place
Magdeburg/Germany

Description

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, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13541-3). 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: https://ovgu.b-ite.careers/jobposting/dea10bcb5131d909e6

Job Information

Closing date:
2021-01-15
Contract length:
3 years
Institution:
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
Department:
Psychology

Contact Information

Stefan Pollmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für Psychologie
PF 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg
Phone
+49 (0)391 / 67 58474
Email
stefan.pollmann@ovgu.de
Website
http://www.ipsy.ovgu.de/allgpsych.html

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