Postdoc - Gustatory Neuronal Coding and Perception

Jülich, Germany
Dec 23, 2019
Jan 22, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Ju?lich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work

with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe’s

largest research centres.


Researchers at the subinstitute "Cognitive Neuroscience" (INM-3) investigate the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive (dys-)function in healthy subjects and patients suffering from neurological disorders. Functional imaging and electrophysiological methods are combined with computational approaches. The successful candidate will be part of the "Cognitive Neurophysiology" group under the supervision of Dr. Kathrin Ohla. The group investigates the mechanisms of gustatory neuronal processing and associated perception and behavior.


We are looking to recruit a

Postdoc - Gustatory Neuronal Coding and Perception

Your Job:

  • Planning and implementation of research studies (available techniques: psychophysics, intracranial recordings, M/EEG, TMS, fMRI)
  • Data analyses (e. g., time-series and multivariate pattern analysis, behavioral modeling)
  • Validation of experimental setups (e. g., stimulus timing, synchronization of devices etc.)
  • Presentation and publication of the results
  • Interaction with team members and collaborators from Psychology, Medicine, Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

Your Profile:

  • Completed study in Computational, cognitive or systems Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or a related field including a doctoral degree
  • Excellent statistical & programming skills (Python and/or Matlab)
  • Advanced data analysis skills (e.g. time-series analysis, MVPA)
  • Prior experience with M/EEG or fMRI or psychophysics
  • Strong interest in experimental research and some affinity for technology
  • Excellent verbal and written forms of expression in English

Our Offer:

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13-14 TVöD-Bund
  • You can find more information about our research under the following link:

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application until 12.01.2020 via our Online-Recruitment-System!

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-452:
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