A Postdoc Position available in a newly funded Sino-German research project

One post-doctoral position is available at the Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany. The position is funded by a Sino-German bilateral research collaborative project – Value-driven crossmodal attention, available for a period of 3 years.

The aim of the project is to uncover behavioural characteristics and the underlying neural signatures and brain networks of value-driven crossmodal attention, using EEG and fMRI. In this project, we will closely collaborate with our research partner from Peking University (Prof. Xiaolin Zhou and Prof. Lihan Chen) on various studies.

Requirements We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree, or equivalent, in the field of cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or related fields who has expertise in psychophysical research of multisensory perception and attention. Further, you should demonstrate a solid interest in research on selective attention, crossmodal information processing, ideally documented by some publication(s). Advanced skills in experimental and data analysis programming with Python and R would be a plus for the postdoc position.

Your benefits. The salary will follow German salary scale TVL-E13. The chair of General and Experimental Psychology of LMU Munich is one of the largest psychological chairs in Germany. Currently, there are ca. 25-30 collaborators with backgrounds in different fields in cognitive neuroscience: behavioral techniques, mathematical modeling, biological psychology (i.e., EEG, TMS, tDCS, fMRI), and the experimental investigation of neuropsychological/ neuropsychiatric patients. Further, the chair hosts an international MSc program in “Neuro-Cognitive Psychology”, attracting some 20 highly motivated and clever (i.e., ‘elite’) students per annum. Thus, the scientific environment of the postdoc position is extremely international, methodologically-multifaceted, and stimulating. In addition, you have multiple opportunities to travel to Beijing, China, our research partner, for a short visiting.

How to apply Please send a completed application form: a cover letter detailing your research experience and interests, a C.V., and two academic references electronically to Dr. Zhuanghua Shi (strongway@psy.lmu.de; lab website: http://msense.de). The closing date for applications is Feb. 28th, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (early in March). LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Given equivalent qualifications, applications by women and disabled persons will be preferred.