Zürich (CH): Postdoctoral Researcher

Universität: Postdoctoral Researcher (80-100%) Department of Psychology (UZH), Methods of Plasticity Research

Postdoctoral Researcher

veröffentlicht am: 01.11.2018

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Department of Psychology (UZH), Methods of Plasticity Research

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The Methods of Plasticity Lab is focussed on creating novel methods to advance the understanding about neuronal plasticity, and the mechanisms for stabilization and compensation across the lifespan. For this we utilize data of various sources, including (but not restricted to) EEG, fMRI, MRI, eye-tracking, every-day behavioral data, video, and motion sensing to apply state of the art machine learning methods to these data. Topic-wise, we focus on the assessment of cognitive functioning, including perceptual processing, learning, (working-) memory, decision-making and processing speed. We highly value interdisciplinary discourse, scientific integrity and strongly support the Open Science movement.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on research in large scale multimodal projects in the field of healthy aging and developmental disorders. The candidate will take part in ongoing projects or initiate new research within the team of Prof. Nicolas Langer, closely collaborating with the URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging (UZH), the HBN of the Child Mind Institute, New York and the Systems Group (ETHZ). Main responsibilities include the development of open-source analysis tools, analysis of data, dissemination of study results in peer reviewed journals, and the supervision of PhD, MA and BA students.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %
80-100 %

Anforderungen / Qualifications

  • PhD degree in a field related to cognitive neuroscience (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, (neuro-)psychology, developmental psychology, medicine, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or computer science)
  • Proficiency in programming in Matlab (or R, Python)
  • Solid knowledge about statistical methods including machine learning
  • Strong research background in the design of neurophysiological experiments
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Previous experience in developing analysis methods for EEG, fMRI, MRI data is desirable
  • Experience with EEG analyses programs (e.g., EEGLAB, brainstorm) are desirable
  • Interest in teaching about methods (e.g. analysis of EEG data) are a plus

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements
English

Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills
Proficiency in programming in Matlab (or R, Python)

Wir bieten / We offer

  • To work in a team of highly motivated young researchers who are passionate about neuroscience, psychology and computer science
  • A very competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • Generous support for professional travel and research needs
  • An inspiring work environment within the Department of Psychology and the University of Zurich
  • The opportunity to live in Zurich one of the world’s most attractive cities

For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich please visit http://www.pa.uzh.ch/en/Willkommen-an-der-UZH.html

Stellenantritt / This position opens on
1.2.2019

Auskunft erteilt / More information
Prof. Nicolas Langer
E-Mail: n.langer@psychologie.uzh.ch

Bewerbungen / Application

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen an oben genannte E-Mail-Adresse.

Nicolas Langer
Universität Zürich
Department of Psychology (UZH), Methods of Plasticity Research
Andreasstrasse 15, Box 2
8050 Zurich

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.01.2019


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