[Eeglablist] Two 6-Year postdoc positions at SCAN-Unit, University of Vienna (PI Claus Lamm; social neuroscience)

Lei Zhang bnuzhanglei2008 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 08:22:31 PDT 2021

Dear colleagues,

At the SCAN-Unit of University of Vienna (PI: Claus Lamm), we will soon
have two 6-year(!) post-doc positions available. Unlike many other postdoc
positions tied to a grant, these positions do not come with a fixed
research program attached to them. Rather, our aim is to allow the
candidates a sizeable amount of autonomy and flexibility in pursuing their
own research questions and to develop their own research line, connected to
the research interests and expertise of the SCAN Unit, which focuses on
questions such as empathy, prosociality, trust, social decision making, and
related phenomena, in both humans and non-human animals (see
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scan.psy.univie.ac.at&d=DwIFaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=LsfJtaWpjQMxPQFDfzwH4aoJ9FZIt8ET78qbMjTDohM&s=a2aTuc19lAWrXyoQM3FE06LHfvoGbKzM0OP_YcOjTcg&e= ). The idea is to hire and mentor someone who
has the potential to transit to a fully independent (tenure-track/junior
group leader) position within the 6-year hiring period (the positions
themselves do not have a tenure/tenure-track option). We thus encourage the
candidates to secure their own grants (e.g., from the Austrian Science Fund
and the ERC) and to establish their own first research group, under the
wings of the SCAN-Unit and the mentoring of group leader Claus Lamm.

To apply, please contact Claus Lamm (claus.lamm at univie.ac.at) with a brief
(format-free) statement of motivation (e.g., why you apply for this
position, why you feel you’d be a suitable candidate, and what is your
career development goal: max. 1 page), the research questions you would be
interested in pursuing (i.e., a short research statement, describing what
you would want to work on, and how you would want to do so, max. 1 page),
and a C.V., including a list of publications, that summarizes a) your
research achievements, b) the skills and expertise that you have acquired
in your previous and ongoing training, and c) your past teaching activities
(if any). Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until
suitable candidates are identified. Informal inquiries before submitting a
fully-fledged application are also highly encouraged.

The positions will be available from around September/October 2021 onwards,
but a later starting date until roughly mid 2022 is certainly possible (and
further extensions can be discussed).

Please see the link below for the full job description.

See also a tweet thread about this search:

Informal inquiries can be directed to Claus Lamm (claus.lamm at univie.ac.at).


Dr. Lei Zhang

Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience Unit
Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology

Faculty of Psychology
University of Vienna
Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

e: lei.zhang at univie.ac.at
w: lei-zhang.net
t: @lei_zhang_lz

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