[Eeglablist] postdoctoral positions at the University of Leipzig
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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