Postdoctoral Position Cognitive Neuropsychology (m/f/x)

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Department Psychologie
Start date
01 Apr 2022 at the earliest
Application deadline
31 Jan 2022
Remuneration group
T-VL E13
Contract duration
two years

Tasks and responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project “How the human thalamus guides navigation and memory: a common coding framework built on direct thalamic recordings” (DirectThalamus), awarded to Prof. Dr. Tobias Staudigl, Cognitive Neuropsychology, at the Ludwig-Maximilans University (LMU) Munich, Germany. The project investigates the neuronal basis of memory and spatial navigation processes, with a focus on the contribution of subcortical brain regions. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary environment on a project that aims at understanding the electrophysiological basis of human memory. The project comprises research in clinical as well as healthy populations.

Your responsibilities:

  • conduct research (including data acquisition, analyses and interpretation) in the context of memory and navigation
  • prepare and participate in project-based publications
  • participate in and present research at national and international conferences and workshops
  • participate in teaching and (co-)supervising students
  • support and help organize project-based events and activities
  • participate in organizational and administrative tasks


  • a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related fields
  • fluent in written and spoken English, fluent in spoken German (or willingness to reach a comparable level of German language skills)
  • experience in recording, analyzing and interpreting electrophysiological data (MEG, EEG, or intracranial EEG) and in conducting experiments with human participants
  • proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Matlab, Python, R); experience with advanced multivariate analyses (e.g., pattern classifiers, RSA) and the Fieldtrip toolbox is desirable, experience with eye- and/or motion tracking is a plus
  • strong publication record
  • interest in teaching and (co-)supervising students
  • willingness to participate in grant applications
  • enthusiasm for fundamental research

The successful candidate will have expertise in the acquisition and analyses of electrophysiological (EEG, MEG, or intracranial EEG) . A background in memory research is highly desirable, as well as prior experience in conducting experiments with human participants. The candidate should be a highly motivated researcher who is enthusiastic about fundamental memory research and willing to actively participate in scientific exchange in a multidisciplinary work environment as well as the national and international research community. The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching and (co)-supervision of master and doctoral students. Since the project involves research with patients in a clinical setting, knowledge of German is highly desirable.

Further information.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit the following application documents electronically by January 31 2022 to Prof. Dr. Tobias Staudigl:

As one PDF:
(1) Application letter (letter of motivation)
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) List of publications and list of courses taught
(4) Degree certificates
(5) Names and email-addresses of two referees


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