[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience in Social Cognition

Emilija Meier-Faust emilija.meier-faust at cms.hu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 10 15:46:11 CET 2015

Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience in Social Cognition, 100%
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

A postdoctoral position in the area of Neuroimaging in Social Cognition is
available from 1 April 2015 for three years at the Berlin School of Mind
and Brain in the Social Cognition group. The successful candidate will
work with Prof. Isabel Dziobek, Ph.D. and Prof. Timothy R. Brick, PhD
(Penn State University) as well as other research group members in the
collaborative consortium „From emotion model to adaptive learning: Emotion
sensitive systems for training social cognition“ (BMBF
InterEmotio/EMOTISK). For information on the group visit:

The project aims at investigating the associations between behavioral
(e.g., facial expressions, eye movements) and physiological (e.g.,
neuronal activity, skin conductance response) parameters of social
cognition and emotion processing in healthy individuals and those with
autism spectrum disorder. Among others emotion induction and mimicry will
be investigated using fMRI, eyetracking, and computer vision as well as
automatic emotion tracking. A further focus will be on the trainability of
socio-emotional processing using computer-based training programs
targeting emotion recognition.
The successful candidate will have strong quantitative research skills
including knowledge about social cognitive/emotion neuroscience in fMRI
and preferably also in psychopathology, psychophysics, and/or eyetracking.
Interest in human-machine interactions, statistical modeling, and
computational neuroscience is furthermore expected.


    PhD/doctorate in e.g. psychology, medicine, cognitive (neuro-)science,
neurobiology (or any other relevant field)
    Solid background in statistics, experience with fMRI, psychophysics,
or eyetracking
    Expertise in Matlab or equivalent programming languages
    Evidence of published peer-reviewed research
    Excellent skills in written and spoken English
    Strong motivation

Terms and conditions for this position:

    Position is to start 1 April 2015
    Position is available for 3 years
    Salary scale TV-L HU E13 (please contact mb-manager at hu-berlin.de)

To apply, please e-mail (isabel.dziobek at hu-berlin.de) your cover letter
and CV (in one pdf file) including names of 2-3 referees and up to 5
reprints (also in pdf format).

Files should be named as follows:

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Please check http://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/social-cognition-group/

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