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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

The DFG funded Graduate Research Training Group "Neuromodulation of Motor and Cognitive Function in Brain Health and disease" (GRK 2783) at the University of Oldenburg offers

1 PhD position (m/f/d)

The research training group aims to understand neural mechanisms of non-invasive neuromodulatory approaches and promote technology development to improve motor and cognitive functions in patients with stroke and Parkinson’s Disease. PhD students will receive a comprehensive and transdisciplinary training in the field of neuromodulation (magnetic/electric brain stimulation, psychopharmacology and neurofeedback) and specialize in state-of-the-art neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods, experience sampling, patient’s expectations or sensor-based assessment of brain activity and behavior in daily life scenarios. Payment is depending on previous experience (German TV-L E13, 75 %). The position has a term of 3 years, starting from March 2023.

The PhD project P5 "Frequency specific neurofeedback to promote interference reduction in memory consolidation" centers around the observation that fast forgetting following distraction is a common problem in amnesia and can also affect patients with stroke, and the assumption that a state of decreased post-learning interference immediately after a memory task may promote memory in these patients. Aim of the PhD project is to identify EEG signatures of decreased post-learning interference and successful interference control, and to develop and evaluate an EEG neurofeedback that helps to achieve this state. The PhD student will initially work with healthy elderly participants and subsequently with stroke patients. Workplace is Oldenburg and Bremen. The project will be jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Mandy Roheger and Dr. Cornelia Kranczioch.

Required qualifications:

  • Degree (Master or equivalent) in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a closely related field
  • Experience with EEG recording/analysis
  • Basic knowledge and special interest in study organization and implementation, research and neuropsychological examination procedures and questions
  • Good knowledge of English and German (C1 level or higher or mother tongue) 


  • Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python)
  • Experience with neuropsychological testing of elderly people and neurological patients 

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given preference in cases of equal qualification. People with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

For questions contact Jun-Prof. Mandy Roheger, .

Please send your electronic application (one pdf file) including a cover letter, CV, publication list (if applicable), list of two potential referees, and copies of certificates of academic grades to Jun-Prof. Mandy Roheger, . The application deadline is 4th of November 2022.


(Stand: 16.09.2022)