PhD position in Computational neuroscience in social cognition, 50% in Berlin, Germany
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-University Berlin
A doctoral position in the area Computational neuroscience in social cognition is available from April 1st for three years at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain in the Social Cognition group. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Isabel Dziobek, Ph.D. and Prof. Timothy R. Brick, PhD (Penn State University) as well as other research group members in the collaborative consortium „From emotion model to adaptive learning: Emotion sensitive systems for training social cognition“ (BMBF InterEmotio/EMOTISK). For information on the group visit: http://www.psychology.hu-berlin.de/profship/soccog
The project aims at investigating the automatic classification of socio-emotional signals multimodally (facial expressions, gaze direction, brain activation) using computer vision, automatic emotion tracking, eyetracking, and fMRI methods among others.
The successful candidate will have strong programming and quantitative research skills, including computer vision, statistical modeling, and machine learning. Interest in social cognitive/computational neuroscience, fMRI, psychophysics, and/or human-machine interaction and prior experience programming on open-source projects is a plus.
BMA/MSc in e.g. computer science, statistics, cognitive (neuro-)science, psychology (or any other relevant field)
Background in statistics, computer vision, or statistical modeling
Expertise in Matlab, C/C++, or equivalent programming languages
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Terms and conditions for this position:
Position is to start 1 April 2015
Position is available for 3 years
Salary scale TV-L HU E13 (please contact ed.nilreb-uh|reganam-bm#ed.nilreb-uh|reganam-bm)
To apply, please e-mail (ed.nilreb-uh|keboizd.lebasi#ed.nilreb-uh|keboizd.lebasi) your cover letter and CV (in one pdf file) including names of 2-3 referees and up to 5 reprints (also in pdf format).
Files should be named as follows:
Please note: The max. size for all files sent in one mailing is 6 MB!
Please check http://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/social-cognition-group/