Job ID: 58823

PostDoc in hemispheric asymmetries: 4 years

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 September 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Bochum

Country: Germany

Institution: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Department: Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Biopsychology


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

A postdoctoral position (TVL 13, 4 years, extension is possible) in the field of human research on the mechanisms of hemispheric asymmetries in humans is available in the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, starting as soon as possible.



The Biopsychology Department is one of the leading research sites in the field of lateralization research. We are internationally closely collaborating, working in human and animal experiments, and using the entire span from cell to behavior to decipher the mechanisms of brain asymmetries. We offer an international, interdisciplinary and stimulating environment with great creative potential.


We are looking for a colleague who will bring his or her own high-level ideas to further develop the human experimental research of our unit using the latest technologies, as well as contribute to the group in teaching and chair administration.


Completed Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or equivalent with special qualifications in one or more of the following areas:

  • EEG, neuroimaging, behavioral research/psychophysics, human genetics.
  • Experience with mobile EEG systems (in real-world situations or VR setups) is a plus.


Interested candidates should submit their application with a detailed CV, a cover letter detailing skills and motivation, and contact information for up to 3 references to Onur Güntürkün (

Recent publications from the Güntürkün lab:

  • Packheiser u.a., Progress in Neurobiology, 2021, 197: 101901.
  • Stacho et al., Science, 2020, 369: eabc5534.
  • Yuste et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2020, 23: 1456-1468.
  • Behroozi et al., Nature Communications, 2020, 11: 4715.
  • Güntürkün et al., Physiological Reviews, 2020, 100: 1019-1063.
  • Anselme, P. and Güntürkün, O., Behavioral Brain Sciences, 2019, 42: 1–59.
  • Xiao, Q. and Güntürkün, O., Cell Reports, 2018, 25, 1171–1180.
  • Ocklenburg et al., Science Advances, 2018, 4: eaar6830.
  • Genç et al., Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 1905.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum actively promotes diversity and equality among all employees. We therefore welcome applications from people of all nationalities and identities.