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  PhD position: cognitive neuroscience of motivation and long-term memory

   Department of Psychology and Sports Science

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About the Project

Founded in 1607, Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) is a research university rich in tradition. Inspired by curiosity about the unknown, we enable around 26,500 students and 5,700 employees to advance science for society. Join us in breaking new ground and writing success stories - your own and those of our university. 

We are inviting applications for a fully funded PhD position in cognitive neuroscience.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to research on motivational or long-term memory processes using fMRI and to teaching in biological psychology according to the teaching ordinance of the state of Hesse. The department offers an on-site research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner. The successful candidate will collect and analyse fMRI data, present the results at scientific conferences and write scientific papers.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field who have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and the ability to work independently. We expect basic programming skills and proficiency in English; prior experience with fMRI is of advantage.

In accordance with Section 2 WissZeitVG and Section 72 HessHG, the position is to be filled on a fixed-term basis in the Biological Psychology group at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science with the opportunity for additional academic training. The salary is in accordance with the collective labour agreement of the State of Hesse (50% of E 13 TV-H). As long as the maximum permissible duration of a fixed-term contract is not exceeded, you will be employed for an initial period of 3 years with a possible extension for up to another 2 years.

JLU offers free use of local and regional public transport and good work-family balance.

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. Due to the women's support plan, there is an obligation to increase the proportion of women. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bianca Wittmann ([Email Address Removed]).

Please apply via our online form (CV, transcripts or degree certificates, a brief statement of research interests and contact details of two referees) by 31 March 2024, indicating reference number 273/06. We look forward to receiving your application.

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