The Central Institute of Mental Health (State Foundation) is an internationally renowned research institute in the field of psychiatry and neuroscience, home of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg as well as psychiatric hospital with inpatient and day-hospital beds.
The Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herta Flor), is looking for a
PhD student (m/f/d)
Time equivalent: 65 %
in a project within the Collaborative Research Center 1158 “From nociception to chronic pain: Structure-function properties of neural pathways and their reorganization“, funded by the German Research Foundation.
The position will be initially limited to 3 years.
The project (PIs: PD Dr. Frauke Nees and Prof. Dr. Herta Flor) deals with brain plasticity and (re)organization and behavioral changes in chronic pain as well as their relation to mechanisms of learning and memory and social interaction.The position entails the assessment of people with subacute and chronic pain using fMRI and tests in the laboratory to assess pain processing, stress and patient-partner interaction, data analysis and publication of study results.
- Excellent master degree in psychology or another natural science
- Knowledge and interest in experimental psychology and neuroscience
- Solid background in functional imaging and programming skills
- Good methodological skills (statistics, experimental design)
- Good English language skills
For further information, please contact PD Dr. Frauke Nees, E-Mail: frauke.nees(at)zi-mannheim.de.
We offer an interesting position at a leading research institute. Salary is based on the German TV-L pay scale, including the social benefits of the German public service sector.
Please send your application preferentially by email to bewerbung(at)zi-mannheim.de or by mail to
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Application deadline is June, 30th 2019