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Scientific staff (PhD-student) (m/w/d)

Scientific staff (PhD-student) (m/w/d)

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. For our department of Clinical
Psychology (Head: Prof. Dr. Peter Kirsch) we are searching for

Scientific staff (PhD -student) (m/w/d)
Full -time equivalent: 65%
Start date: 01.05.2019 ( later start negotiable ), fixed -term position (36 month)

The Department of Clinical Psychology researches the causes, symptoms, implications and effective psychotherapeutic treatment
methods of psychological disorders with a biopsychological and neuroscientific focus. This position forms part of the department’s
DFG funded Emmy -Noether group “ Psychology and Neurobiology of Sleep and Memory ” led by Dr. Gordon Feld. The group aims to
establish whether there is a link between addiction and sleep, which is mediated by sleep ’s role in memory processing. Please note
that the principles of Open Science and reproducibility are followed in the group . Candidates that do not fulfill all the expectations
below are invited to argue that they are nevertheless qualified.
Your t asks
▪ Become part of a multidisciplinary team researching sleep and its impact on addiction (using neuroscientific methods such
as MRI and EEG)
▪ Run reward memory tes ts on addicts undergoing rehab and on healthy controls
▪ Record sleep EEG
▪ Help prepare Preregistrations and/or Registered Reports
▪ Learn to analyse datasets
▪ Learn to prepare high quality English manuscripts
▪ Learn to present results from your work on scientific meetings

Our expectations
▪ Excellent Master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuro science or similar
▪ Interest in Open Science, New Statistics and reproducibility
▪ Interest in cognitive neuroscience, especially sleep and memory research
▪ Basic skills in statistical methods
▪ Basic programming skills in at least one scientifically relevant language (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R or similar), or
willingness to learn
▪ W illingness to work late evening and during the night
▪ Fluent in English and good in German (or the willingness and ability to acquire)

We offer
▪ A well planned and realistically powered research project
▪ A well -funded lab with resources for conference travel and outreach projects
▪ Full support of Open Science practice
▪ The opportunity to help shape the research pipeline of the lab
We also offer a payment re gulated by TV -L and the associated benefits according to the collective labour agreement of public
employees in Germany , including the additional benefits through the VBL.
For questions please contact Dr. Gordon Feld (feld.gordon@gmail.com ). Please apply with two page CV, one page motivation letter,
names and contact info of two potential referees and your thesis (please tell us why you chose it in the motivation letter) by 15.03 .201 9
via our online career portal at www .zi-mannheim.de.

Scientific staff (PhD-student) (m/w/d)

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Mannheim
Befristete Festanstellung
0 Jahre
Diplom-Abschluss, Master-Abschluss
Deutsch, Englisch
Kenntnisse 
Statistik, Open Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Programmieren, Nachtarbeit

Veröffentlicht am 08.02.2019