Job ID: 5437

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 21 March 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University Hospital Magdeburg

Department: Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research


The PhD student position is available in the project on “Dynamic modelling of training-induced, response-optimized mobilization of neural resources” of the new CRC for Neural Resources of Cognition. The project explores the neuronal mechanisms of training-induced brain plasticity and its role for cognitive enhancement in old age. This includes (1) motor (balance) training in combination with state-of-the-art computational modelling of performance and brain changes during behavioral learning; and (2) mapping micro- and macrostructural brain changes using longitudinal multi-parametric MRI (MPM & DWI) in ageing human participants. The PhD student will join the modelling group at Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research (IKND), and will be jointly supervised by two PI’s (Dr. Gabriel Ziegler, IKND and Prof. Marco Taubert, Department of Sport Science, Magdeburg. The goal is to develop and implement novel dynamical modelling approaches for neuronal plasticity using Bayesian methods.
Application deadline: 19th of March 2021. The preferred starting date would ideally be May 1st, 2021 or earlier. To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing a full CV (incl. publication if available), personal statement (describing your personal qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying), contact information and academic certificates (Diploma/Master, Bachelor certificates), and a PDF copy of your Diploma/Master thesis. Please send your complete application or questions via e-mail to Dr. Gabriel Ziegler (gabriel.ziegler(at), cc: marco.taubert(at)
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