The Psychological Methods and Statistics Division (Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt) at the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics (Prof. Dr. med. Axel Heep) of the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen seek to recruit
a PhD Student (65%, TV-L E13, 3 years, m/f/d),
start date November 2019
(wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD project on early childhood development of multisensory processing. The topic of the PhD project includes multi-modal data analysis (Structural brain connectivity/DTI, fNIRS and standardized neuro-psychological assessment) aiming to study audio-visual integration skill development in early childhood after premature birth.
Eligible candidates will have a MSc degree in psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering. The appointed applicant will be additionally expected to be experienced with neural data recording methods (EEG or fMRI) and have very good statistical analysis skills (multivariate statistics, especially path modeling). Experience in analyzing Diffusion Tensor Imaging data or Near-Infrared Spectroscopy data are a plus. A solid background in developmental psychology, specifically early childhood development of multisensory processing is expected. Very good English literacy skills and (basic) programming competencies are mandatory. For managing the interaction with the families, basic German knowledge is important.
The University of Oldenburg offers a cutting-edge infrastructure for research in neuroscience. The University provides an international, friendly environment for researchers and students. The candidate will have the opportunity to align with the PhD program "Auditory Sciences - Physics and Engineering, Physiology and Therapy of Hearing" which offers comprehensive training for young researchers doing their doctoral research. This program at the Joint Research Academy of the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4all" supports scientific education with a special emphasis on the interdisciplinary context of modern hearing research.
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 November 2019. Applications should be send preferentially via E-Mail to Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt, University of Oldenburg, Faculty VI, Department of Psychology, 26111 Oldenburg, an
email@example.com. The deadline for applications is 22nd September 2019. Please contact Andrea Hildebrandt for any questions that you may have related to this announcement.