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2 PhD/Doctoral researchers (fully funded - E13 65%, 3 years)

2 PhD/Doctoral researchers (fully funded - E13 65%, 3 years)

The Department of Biological Psychology ( Institute of Psychology ) at the University Münst er invites
applications of

2 PhD/Doctoral researchers ( fully funded - E13 65% , 3 years )

in cognitive neuroscience . You are invited to join a collaborative research team on predictive mechanisms in
human brain and behavior ( http://www.uni - muenster.de/PsyIFP/AESchubotz/en/index.html ). W e are interested
in the classification of different types of prediction, in statisti cal and semantic knowledge feeding predictions,
and in learning and adaptation processes triggered by prediction errors. W e use neuroimaging (fMRI),
electrophysiological (EEG, EDA) and intervention techniques (TMS) in healthy subjects and impaired
populati ons (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease; Asperger Autism ; Dementia ).

The candidate will be engaged in the project

" ‘Alternative facts’ - How the brain warrants stable and flexible predictions from faithful and modified
memories of a person’s true past "

This project is part of the newly established DFG research unit 2812 “Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New
Framework in Episodic Memory” at the Ruhr University Bochum and the Westfälische Wilhelms University
Münster. The research unit will study the c ognitive and neuronal mechanisms underlying the constructed
scenarios that make up episodic memory. It will employ and combine approaches from Philosophy, Psychology
as well as Experimental and Computational Neuroscience.

The project uses fMRI to investi gate the neuronal correlates and dynamics of recall ing faithful and modif ied
episodic memories . We seek to understand the conditions that render the memory of a truly experienced episode
more or less susceptible to later modification . To this end, the two PhD students will work in close collaboration.

The i deal candidate will hold an above - average M.Sc. in a relevant subject, and has already shown a strong
motivation for cognitive neuroscience. Prior experimental experience in neuro imaging or electrophysiological
methods would be highly valuable. The candidate s will be required to engage in programming (MatLab,
presentation, and fMRI - specific tools) .

For more information on the advertised positions, and to apply with your CV, a short description of your
research interests, including publications and names of two potential referees, please contact:
rschubotz@uni - muenster.de .

Applications will be considered until 3 0th of April 201 9 .

Start of contract will be as soon as possible, but 1st of September 2019 at the latest. Applications of women are
specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be
considered on preferential t erms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with
equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

2 PhD/Doctoral researchers (fully funded - E13 65%, 3 years)

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Teilzeit, Befristete Festanstellung, Projektmitarbeit

Veröffentlicht am 11.02.2019