Job ID: 6210

Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 25 March 2021

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Otto-von-Guericke-University



Postdoc Human Neuroimaging
Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral researcher position in the DFG-funded project ‘Gaze track representation in higher visual cortex’. The project aims to investigate neural gaze track representation with combined eye-tracking and fMRI. In previous work, we could e.g. decode gaze tracks that occur during face viewing in the fusiform face area (Wang et al., NatComm 2019, Now, we want to further investigate the nature and function of these action-related representations in primarily perception-related brain areas.

Research institutions in Magdeburg, (Otto-von-Guericke-University, Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, and German Center for Neuro-degenerative Diseases) offer a multitude of research-dedicated MRI-scanners (Siemens Magnetom 7 Tesla, Siemens Trio, Siemens Verio, Siemens Skyra und Philips Achieva). The Institute of Psychology operates its own compute cluster for data analysis – with a current capacity of 200 CPU-cores. The lab has three Eyelink 1000-plus eye trackers (one with fMRI setup) plus two HTC VIVE VR goggles with eye-tracking capability. Magdeburg is a lively university town with a beautiful historical centre around the river Elbe and with convenient transport links to Leipzig and Berlin.

The postdoc will work on combined fMRI and eye-tracking experiments and analyze the data with advanced MVPA methods.

To apply, please go to: or contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Pollmann (

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