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Postdoctoral Position (f/m) statistics, mathematics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science
Published(1025 days ago)
Deadline for applications(998 days ago)
Max Planck Institute for Human DevelopmentBerlin
The Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development
invites applications for a position as a
Postdoctoral Position (m/f) (E 13 TVöD; 39 hours per week)
The position is available from January 1, 2017, but a later starting date is also
possible. The position is for two years. An extension is possible.
The successful candidate (m/f) will participate in the project "Healthy minds from
0-100 years: Optimizing the use of European brain imaging cohorts (Lifebrain)". Lifebrain
is a consortium funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission
that aims at integrating and harmonizing data on age differences and changes
in brain and cognition from childhood to old age across several major European
studies. The successful candidate (m/f) is expected to apply, refine, and develop
statistical methods that test and discover risk and protective factors at neural and
behavioral levels of analysis. S/he is expected to take an active interest in combining
data mining techniques, such as CART, with confirmatory approaches, such as
structural equation modeling in developing new statistical tools that meet the needs
of the project and in understanding brain-behavior relations. S/he will be given the
opportunity to benefit from close research supervision by the local project participants
and from interactions with researchers from other sites across Europe.
A doctoral degree in statistics, mathematics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience,
computer science, or related fields, formal training in mathematics and statistics,
and high levels of proficiency in spoken and written English are required. Prior experience
in structural equation modeling, statistical power analysis, exploratory data
analysis, or analysis of brain imaging data is desirable. The successful candidate
(m/f) is expected to interact with other researchers from groups across Europe (Denmark,
The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK).
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de) offers
an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting
experiments (e.g., behavioral laboratory, fMRI, EEG, TMS). It provides an international
research environment, with English being the working language of the Center
for Lifespan Psychology.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with
disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified
individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number
of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly
encourages women to apply.
Applications (consisting of a single PDF file with your name as the
file name, including a cover letter describing your research interests,
a curriculum vitae, and pdfs of up to five papers) and two
letters of recommendation, to be submitted separately by the
evaluators, should be sent to Andreas Brandmaier (firstname.lastname@example.org; Max Planck Institute for Human Development,
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Germany). Please submit
applications by November 30, 2016, to ensure consideration. However,
review of applications will continue until the positions is