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PhD student position, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Applications are invited for a PhD student position (three years) on a DFG-funded project in the Biological Psychology of Decision Making Group headed by Gerhard Jocham. The lab investigates the neural and computational mechanisms of reward-guided learning and decision making in humans. The project is focused on how neuromodulators (GABA, glutamate, norepinephrine) control patch-leaving decisions by modulating cortical dynamics.

This will be investigated using a combination of M/EEG, fMRI, MR spectroscopy, pharmacological intervention, pupillometry and behavioural modelling. The position is available from September 2021 (a later starting date is possible, subject to negotiation). We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a strong interest in decision making. Applicants should have an MSc (or equivalent degree) in psychology, neuroscience, or in a related field, and sound knowledge of statistics. The ideal candidate should also possess programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) and have prior experience with M/EEG analysis. A keen interest in formal models of behaviour and an excellent command of English are essential.

You will be part of a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team. The Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, in collaboration with nearby Research Centre Jülich, provides an excellent environment for cutting-edge neuroscience. Being embedded in the local neuroscience community, you will additionally benefit from the interactions with other researchers in the departments of psychology, medicine, and the Research Centre Jülich.

Pay scale will be (subject to the applicant’s qualification) public sector pay grade TV-L 13 (66%). Applications should include a brief (max. 1 page) statement of research experience/interests and academic achievements, a CV, and names of at least 2 referees.

Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to Gerhard Jocham. Applications will be considered immediately until the post is filled.

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