In the Division Psychological Methods and Statistics of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oldenburg, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, a position is available for a
PhD student (65%, TV-L E13, 3 years)
(wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in psychology, cognitive science or a related discipline. Applicants should have a strong interest in social cognition and interpersonal communication and be experienced with the experimental methodology in cognitive science. Knowledge of eye-tracking or EEG recording would be an asset but is not essential. Well-founded theoretical and applied knowledge in multivariate statistical modeling, very good English literacy skills and basic programming competencies are however a requirement.
The position is funded by a Priority Program of the German Research Foundation The Active Self (SPP 2134, http://www.activeself.de/). The goal of the project within the SPP is to investigate individual differences in the so called Enfacement effect. The project is interdisciplinary and it will be conducted in tight collaboration with computer scientists from the ZUSE Institute in Berlin and further projects within the SPP. Building upon interdisciplinary expertise, we aim to 1) develop an experimental setting in the framework of Transformed Social Interaction (TSI) and construct individualized face avatars that can be manipulated in real-time interactions with a person of investigation and 2) use this methodology to embed enfacement into the dynamic facial communication process in which it may occur in real life. The PhD student will focus on the psychological aspects of the project, but will also work in close cooperation with computer scientists in order to conceptually develop the TSI methodology. Additionally, the University of Oldenburg offers cutting-edge infrastructure for neuroscience research, along with virtual reality labs and an international and friendly environment with researcher and students with diverse background.
The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.
The starting date is 1st of January 2019. Applications should be send via E-Mail to andrea.hildebrandt(at)uni-oldenburg.de The Deadline for applications is 16th November 2018.
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