*Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig*
The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig
and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre Adiposity Diseases,
University Clinic Leipzig are offering a PhD studentship in the Junior
Research Group “Computational modelling of reward-related and decision
making processes in the human brain”.
The research group investigates decision making and reward-related processes
in the context of obesity, combining structural and functional magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) with computational modelling and behavioural assessment.
Research will be conducted at the MPI in Leipzig, an internationally leading
centre for cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. The institute offers a
multidisciplinary and very international environment with excellent research
facilities and infrastructure including a 7T and several 3T MRI scanners.
The successful candidate holds a university degree (Masters or equivalent) in
Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biology, Computer Science,
Mathematics, or Engineering and has strong interests in neuro-scientific research.
Prior experiences in the fields of neuroimaging and/or cognitive modelling as
well as programming skills are of advantage. The candidate should have a solid
background in statistics. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.
The position is available for three years, starting May 1st 2012. Salary is based
on the German public service regulations (E13/2, TV-L). The call will remain
open until the position is filled.
Applications should be sent as a single PDF email attachment to
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Applications include cover letter, CV, and copies of university degree and
The MPI and University Clinic Leipzig are equal opportunity employers. In order
to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications from female
scientists are particularly encouraged. Handicapped applicants with equal
qualification are preferred.
For informal inquiries contact:
Dr. Jane Neumann
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
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Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
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