PhD position in Cognitive Neuroscience (App. No. 538/06) • Justus Liebig University • Giessen

PhD position in Cognitive Neuroscience (App. No. 538/06) • Justus Liebig University • Giessen

Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 19 Nov 2020
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Cognitive Neuroscience
Description The Biological Psychology group of Prof. Dr. Bianca Wittmann at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science invites applications for

a PhD Position in cognitive neuroscience.

The position is available immediately with a flexible starting date. In agreement with current regulations, the position is on the TV-H E13 scale (50 %) for public employees.

Scientific employees are – unless the allowed maximum duration of a temporary employment is exceeded – generally employed for an initial duration of 3 years with a possibility of extension for an additional 2 years, if the above-mentioned requirements are fulfilled.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to research on motivational or long-term memory processes using fMRI and to teaching in biological psychology according to the teaching regulations of Hesse. The department offers an on-site research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner. The successful candidate will collect and analyze fMRI data, present the results at scientific conferences and write scientific papers.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field who have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and the ability to work independently. We expect basic programming skills and proficiency in English. Prior experience with fMRI is of advantage.

Justus Liebig University Giessen seeks to support women in scientific research. Therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the available position. As a family friendly institution of higher education, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, welcomes applicants with children.

Please send your application (CV, transcripts or degree certificates, a brief statement of research interests and contact details of two referees) by 19 November 2020 to (CC: a single pdf file, stating the application number 538/06.

Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

For further details, please contact Bianca Wittmann:
Phone +49-641-99 26160, E-Mail :

Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Others : Contact details of two referees


Justus Liebig University • Department of Psychology and Sports Science
Prof. Dr. Bianca Wittmann
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10F
35394 Giessen


  • Adekunle
    Posted November 4, 2020 4:55 am 0Likes

    I am 41. MBBS. Fellowship in Pathology in view . Any hope?

    • Samuel
      Posted November 4, 2020 5:42 am 0Likes


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