PhD in cognitive-affective neuroscience at the University of Salzburg, Austria
How do individuals negotiate between short-term rewards implicated in palatable food ingestion and long-term health consequences? How can executive control over eating be enhanced? Is such control compromised in eating and weight disorders?
These are some of the research questions we ask in our group. We approach these challenges with experimental, neurocognitive and ambulatory methods and in populations ranging from healthy to eating and weight disordered groups. We are funded by a starting grant of the European Research Council (NewEat: 639445). We use an excellent research infrastructure at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology, featuring several EEG laboratories, a research-only fMRI scanner, a MEG center, several eye-trackers and brain stimulation devices. Being a well-connected, dynamic work group, we hope to provide a vibrant and motivating scientific environment as well as good work-life balance. Salzburg is located at the rim of the Alps and offers a rich cultural life as well as plenty of outdoors recreational opportunities.
We now offer a fully funded PhD position, starting as early as possible. Candidates should have a background in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related disciplines and should be interested in eating behavior and/or reward processing, decision making or cognitive/executive control / inhibition. Applied methodological skills in one or several of the following methods is advantageous: EEG, MEG, functional MRI, brain stimulation. Skills or interest in technical or statistical programming languages (Matlab, R, Python) as well as statistical skills (e.g. multilevel modeling) are beneficial. While a good command of English is necessary, knowledge of German is optional. Annual salary is € 28’600 per year (part time, 30 h). Teaching is possible on an optional basis. We aim for an equal representation of female students so women are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV, publication list, name of one reference person and one representative publication (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org (in either English or German language). Informal enquiries can be made to the same email address. Application deadline is February, 18th.
Laboratory website: www.eat.sbg.ac.at