Open PhD position in DFG project at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

We have an open research associate position to fill at the laboratory for Cognitive and Experimental Psychology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Salary will be according to TVL-13; 75%. It is a fixed-term position for three years and is intended for candidates seek-ing a PhD. Starting date is approximately the 15th of April 2021.

The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is part of a collaborative project with Prof. Shulan Hsieh (University of Tainan, Taiwan) in the context of a bi-national call for joint projects of DFG (Germany) and MOST (Taiwan).

The project aims at exploring age-related differences in cross-modal processing in the domains of attention, S-R mapping selection, and action preparation. The german part will be led by Dr. Denise N. Stephan and Prof. Dr. Iring Koch and will focus on behavioural measures, but there are options for collaborating with the companion project in Taiwan, which focuses on cog-nitive-neuroscience measures (ERP & fMRI).

The successful candidate is required to work on the aforementioned research project, in tasks ranging from the design and implementation of testing protocols, to the collection and analysis of empirical (behavioural [reaction times] and electrophysiological [EEG]) data, to the writing of original research articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. In addition, the position requires the regular participation in internal colloquiums with international guests as well as the participation in international scientific meetings.

Candidates should have a completed Master’s degree in Psychology as well as expertise in experimental psychology and interest in cognitive psychology. We expect good knowledge of statistics, programming experiences (e.g., with PsychoPy), experience with SPSS, and fluent English skills. German is not mandatory but would be useful.

Please send your complete application (cover letter, CV, and copies of your diploma) as a pdf via email t: Dr. Denise N. Stephan.

Application deadline: 22 February 2021

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