Dear SPM list,

I would like to announce an open PhD position with Prof. Andreas Engel at the Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

For details, see below.

Nicole David

The Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel) invites applications for a PhD student position. The position is available with immediate start. The appointment will be for 3 years.

The position is at the intersection of psychology, cognitive neuroscience and philosophy. More specifically, experiments investigating the sense of agency shall be carried out, using neuroscience techniques such as magnetoencephalography (MEG). The sense of agency refers to the monitoring of actions and the experience, or awareness, of such as self- or other-generated.

Applicants should have experience in analyzing human EEG or MEG studies. Programming experience (Matlab) as well as fluent written and spoken English is considered mandatory. Applicants will be responsible for the management and implementation of research paradigms, data acquisition and analysis. Knowledge in theories of action and perception, multisensory processing, self-awareness and a basic understanding of information processing in the human brain would be preferred.

The successful candidate will be member of the European collaborative project “Extending Sensorimotor Contingencies to Cognition – eSMCs” that has started in January 2011. The main objective of the project is to extend the Sensorimotor Contingency Theory as an action-based approach to perception and cognition, and to investigate its implications in studies of natural and artificial agents. More information on the project is to appear at Information on the Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology is available at and at

Please send your application (including a CV) to

Dr. Nicole David or Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel
Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52
20246 Hamburg


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