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

Department:

Description:

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, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13541-3). 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: https://ovgu.b-ite.careers/jobposting/4ba71e1cd33486248e5fe3e998772e44762a31870?ref=homepage or contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Pollmann (stefan.pollmann@ovgu.de)

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