[Comp-neuro] PhD position in Computational neuroscience in social cognition

Emilija Meier-Faust emilija.meier-faust at cms.hu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 10 15:46:52 CET 2015

PhD position in Computational neuroscience in social cognition, 50%

Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-University Berlin

A doctoral position in the area Computational neuroscience in social
cognition is available from April 1st 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 automatic classification of
socio-emotional signals multimodally (facial expressions, gaze direction,
brain activation) using computer vision, automatic emotion tracking,
eyetracking, and fMRI methods among others.
The successful candidate will have strong programming and quantitative
research skills, including computer vision, statistical modeling, and
machine learning.  Interest in social cognitive/computational
neuroscience, fMRI, psychophysics, and/or human-machine  interaction and
prior experience programming on open-source projects is a plus.


    BMA/MSc in e.g. computer science, statistics, cognitive
(neuro-)science, psychology (or any other relevant field)
    Background in statistics, computer vision, or statistical modeling
    Expertise in Matlab, C/C++, or equivalent programming languages
    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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