[visionlist] PhD and Postdoc positions in multimodal perception and cognition at TU Chemnitz, GermanyPosted: April 25, 2017
Cognitive Systems Lab (Alexandra Bendixen) and the Physics of Cognition Group
(Wolfgang Einhäuser) at Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz) invite
2 PhD student positions
2 postdoctoral researcher
October 1st, 2017. The application deadline for all positions is May
Two PhD positions are funded by the German
Research Foundation (DFG) within the project “Multistable perception across
modalities: Resolving sensory ambiguity in vision and audition”. The PhD projects
will concern multistable perceptual phenomena (e.g., binocular rivalry,
auditory streaming) with a focus on objective methods to assess observers’
perception. Methods include advanced psychophysical methods, eye tracking and
pupillometry, peripheral physiology, electroencephalography (EEG) as well as
theoretical and computational modelling. Experience in one or more of these
fields is a plus.
Salary for the PhD positions is according to
the German salary scale (E13 TV-L) at 65%. Positions are contingent on funding
availability and limited to 3 years in accordance with the applicable
Applicants for the PhD positions must hold a
M.Sc. degree or equivalent in psychology, physics, cognitive science,
neuroscience or a related field. If the M.Sc. degree is not completed at the
time of application, a statement by the thesis supervisor must be included that
confirms that the degree will be completed before October 2017. Application
documents for PhD positions must include a complete CV, copies of transcripts
of all academic institutions, a letter of motivation for the specific position,
as well as the names and contact information of at least 1 and up to 3
references that could be contacted for information about the applicant.
looking for postdocs who are prepared to develop their own research profile in
interaction with the groups’ research foci in visual, auditory and/or
multimodal perception and cognition. The groups operate laboratories equipped
with sound-attenuated measurement rooms, state-of-the-art devices for visual
and auditory psychophysics, for high-precision and mobile eye tracking, for
peripheral physiology and for EEG as well as ample computational resources.
Salary for the postdoc positions is according
to the German salary scale (E13 TV-L) at 100%. The positions are contingent on
funding availability. The initial contract will be limited to 3 years. An
extension is possible depending on funding availability, personal qualification
and applicable regulatory restrictions.
applicants are expected to engage in teaching in the “Sensors and Cognitive
Psychology” study program at TU Chemnitz. Non-German-speaking applicants are
expected to acquire sufficient proficiency in German for teaching these courses
within the first two years.
Applicants for the postdoctoral positions must
hold a PhD or equivalent in psychology, physics, cognitive science,
neuroscience or a related field. If the PhD is not completed at the time of
application, a statement by the thesis supervisor must be included that
confirms that the degree will be awarded before October 2017. Applications must
have a strong background (as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications)
in at least one of the
following fields: advanced psychophysics, vision research, auditory research,
eye tracking, peripheral physiology, or EEG. Good programming skills and good
command of English are mandatory. Application documents for postdoctoral
positions must include a complete CV, a list of publications, copies of
transcripts of all academic institutions, a letter stating the motivation for
the specific position, the plans and objectives for future research, as well as
plans for teaching and career development. The applications should also include
the names and contact information of at least 2 and up to 5 references that
could be contacted for information about the applicant.
information and application process
information about the research of the two groups can be found at
information on the positions and on how to apply, please visit the legally
binding German version of the job advertisements:
is an equal opportunity employer and aims at increasing the number of female
scientists; qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
documents should be sent as single pdf-file to email@example.com no later than May 31st,
2017. For the PhD positions, the subject line must include the keyword MultMod2017,
for postdoctoral positions subject line must include the keyword SFKSPHKP2017.
free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) for further information.
We would be
grateful if you could distribute this e-mail to suitable candidates.
& Alexandra Bendixen
TU Chemnitz – Cognitive Systems Labhttp://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/SFKS/
TU Chemnitz – Physics of Cognition Grouphttp://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physik/PHKP/