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Post-doc (100%, E13 TV-L) Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience in Hamburg

The Department of Cognitive Psychology, located at Universität Hamburg, is inviting researchers of exceptional talent to apply for a 2 year post-doc position (E13, 100%; extension possible) at the intersection of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. The starting date is negotiable, as from September 2024.

We offer:        

- a strong and highly visible international research environment, including excellent access to cutting-edge research facilities

- exceptional support, mentoring and career development

- access to an interdisciplinary and structured research training group (emotionalmemory.de)

- sufficient funds to implement exciting research projects within the research area of the lab

For more details on our research, please see:


We are inviting highly qualified researchers holding a PhD in Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience, or a related discipline who share our enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research. We expect excellent methodological skills and statistical knowledge, coding skills (e.g. MATLAB, Phython, R), expertise in at least one cognitive-neuroscientific method (e.g. fMRI, EEG, Psychophysiology, cognitive modelling), as well as experience in scientific publishing, documented by at least one publication as first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

To apply, please send your CV, a letter of motivation, reference letters as well as copies of all relevant certificates – by July 14th, 2024 – via the application platform of the University of Hamburg:



Research Associate § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

InstitutionFaculty of Psychology and Human Movement Science, Department of Cognitive Psychology
Salary levelEGR. 13 TV-L
Start date01.09.2024,
fixed for a period of 24 months (This is a fixed-term contract in
accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act
[Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline14.07.2024
Scope of workfull-time position suitable for part-time

Your responsibilities

Duties primarily include teaching and research. Research associates may also
pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

The applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the labs
research on stress, emotion and cognitive functions. He/she should plan,
organize, conduct and analyze research projects independently and
publish the findings of these projects in peer-reviewed scientific
journals. The applicant is further expected to prepare a proposal for
third party funding. The position involves teaching of 3h/wk.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field plus doctorate.

Further requirements:

  • excellent knowledge in the fields of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • excellent English communication skills
  • excellent methodological and statistical skills
  • experience in scientific publishing; documented by at least one
    publication as first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  • expertise in at least two cognitive-neuroscientific methods (e.g. fMRI, EEG, Psychophysiology, cognitive modelling)
  • reliability and ability to work in a team
  • programming skills (in particular in MATLAB or Phython) are expected

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research
educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching,
educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next
generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global
challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating
for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and
nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and
around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our
community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for
a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As men
are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität
Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on
gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we
encourage men to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable
male applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive
preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying

Prof. Dr. Lars Schwabe
+49 40 42838-5950
Reference number 181

Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg
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Application deadline 14.07.2024

Use only the online application form to submit your application with the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • copies of degree certificate(s)

If you experience technical problems, send an email to bewerbungen@uni-hamburg.de.

More information on data protection in selection procedures.

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Post-doc (100%, E13 TV-L) Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience in Hamburg

Universität Hamburg
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