The Lise Meitner research group Cognition and Plasticity, led by Dr Gesa Hartwigsen at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (MPI CBS) is offering one postdoctoral position on simultaneous TMS-fMRI.

The post is funded by the European Research Council (ERC consolidator grant FLEXBRAIN) and available for 4 years (TVöD).

The project is conducted at MPI CBS in Leipzig, an internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience.

Applications are invited for experienced and highly motivated biomedical engineers / cognitive neuroscientists / experimental psychologists with strong computational and technical skills. The main goal is to establish the simultaneous combination of network transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with functional MRI during different cognitive tasks in different populations.

Candidates must have a PhD in biomedical engineering, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline. He/she is expected to be a talented and enthusiastic researcher who is willing to learn.

The ideal candidate will have excellent programming skills and experience in acquisition and analysis of imaging data (ideally in combination with TMS), preferably with multivariate approaches and connectivity analyses. Advanced English language skills are expected.

Starting date is 1st January 2023 or later and the duration of the post is four years. Salary depends on experience and is based on regulations of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Application is via our online system (subject heading: “PD 21/22”). Closing date for applications is 15th September 2022.

The application must include the following documents (in a single PDF file):

* Cover letter and personal statement

* Curriculum vitae and list of publications

* Contact details of two referees

Leipzig is a vibrant city that has been called “Germany’s new cultural hot spot” by the Guardian and listed as one of the 52 places to go in 2020 by the New York Times. It has a long-standing history of classical music, academic education, and —recently— modern arts. With its many parks, forests, canals and lakes, Leipzig is a perfect place for recreation, sports, and leisure time. It is located a one hour train ride south of Berlin.

Should you require any further information, please contact Dr Gesa Hartwigsen: