Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience in Social Cognition, 100%
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
A postdoctoral position in the area of Neuroimaging in Social Cognition is available from 1 April 2015 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 associations between behavioral (e.g., facial expressions, eye movements) and physiological (e.g., neuronal activity, skin conductance response) parameters of social cognition and emotion processing in healthy individuals and those with autism spectrum disorder. Among others emotion induction and mimicry will be investigated using fMRI, eyetracking, and computer vision as well as automatic emotion tracking. A further focus will be on the trainability of socio-emotional processing using computer-based training programs targeting emotion recognition.
The successful candidate will have strong quantitative research skills including knowledge about social cognitive/emotion neuroscience in fMRI and preferably also in psychopathology, psychophysics, and/or eyetracking. Interest in human-machine interactions, statistical modeling, and computational neuroscience is furthermore expected.
PhD/doctorate in e.g. psychology, medicine, cognitive (neuro-)science, neurobiology (or any other relevant field)
Solid background in statistics, experience with fMRI, psychophysics, or eyetracking
Expertise in Matlab or equivalent programming languages
Evidence of published peer-reviewed research
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)
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