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[AUDITORY] PhD and Postdoc positions in multimodal perception and cognition at TU Chemnitz, Germany
The Cognitive Systems Lab (Alexandra Bendixen) and the Physics of Cognition Group (Wolfgang Einhäuser) at Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz) invite applications for
2 PhD student positions
2 postdoctoral researcher positions
starting October 1st, 2017. The application deadline for all positions is May 31st, 2017.
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 regulations.
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.
We are 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.
Successful 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.
More information and application process
More information about the research of the two groups can be found at
For more information on the positions and on how to apply, please visit the legally binding German version of the job advertisements:
postdoc positions: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/212066_1_Kae.php
PhD positions: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/212066_2_Kae.php
TU Chemnitz is an equal opportunity employer and aims at increasing the number of female scientists; qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Application documents should be sent as single pdf-file to bewerbung_sfks_phkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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.
Please feel free to contact us (alexandra.bendixen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, wolfgang.einhaeuser-treyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) for further information.
We would be grateful if you could distribute this e-mail to suitable candidates.
With best regards,
Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer & Alexandra Bendixen
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bendixen
TU Chemnitz - Cognitive Systems Lab
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer
TU Chemnitz - Physics of Cognition Group