[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (Max Planck Institute CBS, Leipzig, Germany)

Martin Hebart martin.hebart at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 15:52:00 CEST 2019

The independent research group Vision and Computational Cognition (led by
Dr. Martin Hebart) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and
Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, invites applications for a postdoctoral

*Our research group *seeks to understand how humans recognize and
categorize visually-perceived objects. Towards this goal, we use a wide
range of behavioral and neuroimaging methods, including visual
psychophysics, online crowdsourcing, functional MRI and
magnetoencephalography (MEG). The emphasis lies on identifying and
characterizing reproducible and interpretable behavioral and brain activity
patterns that serve as a basis for our understanding of mental and neural
representations of objects.

*The Max Planck Institute* is equipped with excellent neuroimaging research
facilities (several Siemens 3T and 7T MRI scanners, 306-channel MEG, EEG,
virtual reality, eye-tracking) and offers dedicated support staff. Leipzig
has been called “Germany’s new cultural hot spot“ (The Guardian) and is
located just a little over an hour south of Berlin.

*The successful applicant* will have a strong interest in the analysis of
large-scale neuroimaging datasets using encoding models and
machine-learning methods. Candidates are expected to have considerable
experience in the analysis of neuroimaging data, strong programming skills
in Python or Matlab, and a solid understanding of inferential statistics.
Experience with machine learning-methods and related tools (e.g.
Scikit-Learn, PyTorch/TensorFlow) and data/code sharing platforms (e.g.
GitHub, Docker) are desirable. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in
psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or a related

The expected starting date is flexible but no earlier than February 1st,
2020. The position is funded for three years, with the possibility of an
extension for an additional year.

For the full job advertisement including more information about the group,
qualifications, required documents and application procedures, please go to
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies (subject heading: *“PD 15/19”*). All
applications received by *November 15th, 2019* will be considered.

In case of questions, please contact Martin Hebart at hebart at cbs.mpg.de.
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