Researcher (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg

The Freigeist Research Group “Motor Learning” and the Special Lab Primate Neurobiology at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) seek a

Researcher (f/m/d)

for a project entitled “Two Types of Sensorimotor Errors for Learning across Auditory and Motor Cortex in Human and Non-human Primates” for a 1-year fixed-term appointment with a salary of TV-L E 13 (100%) starting March 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible.

The project aims at exploring neuronal mechanisms underlying audio-motor learning in monkeys and humans. The task is to design and implement auditorily guided reaching tasks, to obtain data from human subjects and to train monkeys to perform one of such tasks.

Candidates are expected to have a master degree (or similar qualification) in the natural sciences (e. g., neuroscience, biology, psychology, physics, computer science, or related). Preferred candidates will have experience in training Old World monkeys on behavioral tasks and programming skills (Matlab, C, Presentation).

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology is a leading international institution dedicated to the study of the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. In our institute, researchers from many different backgrounds (e.g., biology, psychology, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering) investigate the structure and function of neural networks in an interactive and collaborative atmosphere. The Leibniz Institute is a foundation under public law and committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment and research.

We offer

  • excellent working conditions and opportunities for cooperation across disciplines
  • state-of-the-art technical facilities

Your employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay agreement (German TV-L). Regular working hours are 40 hours per week but can be reduced to fewer hours. Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and work are part of our HR policy. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational aptitude will be considered preferentially.

For informal inquiries about the project and post, please contact Dr. Max-Philipp Stenner (max-philipp.stenner@lin-magdeburg.de) or Prof. Dr. Michael Brosch (brosch(at)lin-magdeburg.de). We are looking forward to your electronic application. Please send one PDF file comprising CV, research profile and motivation (max 1 page), list of publications, and two letters of recommendation quoting reference ID: LIN 2020-2. Applications are considered until the position is filled.

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