Postdoctoral fellow or group leader (m/f/d)

Mannheim, Germany
German TV-L
Sep 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) stands for cutting-edge international research and groundbreaking treatment concepts in psychiatry, psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and addiction medicine.

The Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dr. h. c. Herta Flor) is looking for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral fellow or group leader (based on qualification), to join a multimodal human neuroimaging research group with strong roots in experimental psychology.

Our research interests focus on the interaction of brain and behavior, concentrating on neuroplastic changes related to mental and psychophysiological disorders and the development of new behavioral interventions. Currently we focus on chronic pain, especially phantom limb pain, stress-related disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction and pathological aging. Our methods concentrate on experimental psychological designs, neuropsychological assessments, virtual reality, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, peripheral physiology and MRI-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation.


    •  Become part of a multidisciplinary team working on psychobiological and clinical research questions
    •  Participation in grant writing and scientific publications
    •  Participation to clinical interviews and questionnaires as well as patient recruitment
    •  Presentation of study-related outcomes at key scientific meetings
    •  Teaching of medical psychology and master’s courses at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University
      Severely disabled, who are equally qualified will be preferred. Salary is based on the German TV-L pay scale, including the social benefits of the German public service sector. If you have any questions, please contact Herta Flor, phone number +49 621 1703-6302. We are pleased to receive your application, via the online career portal at until December, 31st 2019.

Required Skills:

  •  Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or related fields
  •  Experience in at least one of the imaging modalities (fMRI, TMS, MEG, EEG, fNIRS)
  •  Excellent teamwork, time management and organizational skills
  •  Expertise in statistics (SPSS, R) and experimental designs (Presentation, Matlab)
  •  Programming skills (Matlab, Python) and experience with neuroimaging analysis software (e. g. FSL,
    SPM, FreeSurfer)
  •  Strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals