[Eeglablist] postdoctoral positions at the University of Leipzig

Jasna Martinovic j.martinovic at liverpool.ac.uk
Mon Aug 16 09:57:56 PDT 2010

  Postdoctoral positions at the University of Leipzig, Germany, in the 
laboratory of Matthias M. Mueller

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the lab of Prof 
M.M.Mueller at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of 
Leipzig. The employment is full-time and will be initially awarded for 
two years with the possibility of extension. The salary is commensurate 
with the applicant’s qualifications and previous work experience.

The research in Prof Mueller’s lab focuses on the neural mechanisms of 
attention and object representation. Topics include visual and 
somatosensory attention, attention in the elderly, effects of emotion 
and motivation on attentional processing, visual object representation 
and memory. The research facilities include a 128-channel EEG lab and a 
behavioural testing booth. Prof Mueller’s lab has a fine record in 
investigating brain responses related to visual attention and object 

Here are some representative publications from the recent years:
Andersen, S.K., Hillyard, S.A., Müller, M.M.: Attention facilitates 
multiple stimulus features in parallel in human visual cortex. Current 
Biology, 2008, 18, 1006-1009.
Andersen, S. K., Fuchs, S., Müller, M. M. (2009). Effects of 
feature-selective and spatial attention at different stages of visual 
processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, doi:10.1162/ jocn.2009.21328.
Adler, J., Giabbiconi, C. M., & Müller, M.M. (2009). Shift of attention 
to the body location of distracters is mediated by perceptual load in 
sustained somatosensory attention. Biological Psychology, 81(2), 77-85.
Hindi Attar, C., Müller, M. M., Andersen, S. K., Büchel, C., Rose, M. 
(2010). Emotional processing in a salient motion context: Integration of 
motion and emotion in both V5/hMT+ and the amygdala. Journal of 
Neuroscience, 30(15), 5204-5210
Martinovic, J., Gruber, T., Müller, M.M.: Induced gamma-band responses 
predict recognition delays during object identification. Journal of 
Cognitive Neuroscience, 2007, 19, 921-934.

The postdoctoral researcher should be able to conduct independent 
research into any of the main research areas within the lab, using EEG 
and behavioural methods. Candidates should have a background in 
Psychology, Biology or Neuroscience and hold a PhD or be close to 
completion of a PhD. Previous neuroimaging experience is preferred – in 
particular EEG or MEG. Familiarity with the use of Matlab for data 
analysis and experimental design would be advantageous. Furthermore, 
excellent writing and presentation skills in English are needed. 
Positions require teaching at undergraduate and graduate level (German 
and/or English; modules will be distributed according to 

Applications with a letter of interest, CV, publication list and details 
of two referees should be sent to Prof M.M.Mueller at 
m.mueller at rz.uni-leipzig.de. The deadline for applications is 20th of 
September 2010. For more information about the Institute, visit 
www.uni-leipzig.de/~psyall2 (website works best in IE).

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