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Job Offers for Academic Positions at Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie
Wissenschaftsbereich Psychologie
Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition

Research Assistant
2/3 part-time job
limited to 3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
Reference code: Cichy-Feedback

Job Description:

  • PhD position in the recently constituted DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group "Neural dynamics of visual cognition"
  • The overall goal of the PhD project is to provide a better understanding of the computations and representations involved in human vision
  • In particular, the aim is to characterize and dissect the feed-forward and feed-back components of visual information flow
  • The methods to be applied are functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioural experiments
  • Specific paradigms are the study of visual imagery (the content of the mind’s eye in the absence of visual stimulation) and the dependence of visual representations on task context
  • The responsibilities of the PhD student include planning and execution of EEG, fMRI and behavioural experiments and the analysis of the acquired data with multivariate analysis methods


  • Master degree in Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related disciplines with excellent results
  • Experience with acquisition and analysis in either one or both imaging methods (fMRI, EEG)
  • Fluency in English


  • Programming skills, preferably in Matlab or Python
  • Familiarity with topics in visual neuroscience
  • Experience with analysis of neuroimaging data with standard programs (e.g. freesurfer, SPM)
  • Experience with multivariate analysis methods (decoding or representational similarity analysis)

Applications, together with relevant documentation (CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two academic references) quoting the reference code should be received no later than August 29th, 2016 at (Dr. Radoslaw Cichy): a.gulka@fu-berlin.de or by mail to the

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie
Wissenschaftsbereich Psychologie
Herrn Dr. Radoslaw Cichy
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)