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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Psy­cho­logy, Insti­tute of Edu­ca­tio­nal and Deve­lop­men­tal Psy­cho­logy, Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Posi­tion
in the field: Neu­ro­co­gni­tive Deve­lop­ment & Cli­ni­cal Neu­ro­psy­cho­logy

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting on Febru­ary 1, 2019. The posi­tion ent­ails 65% of the full­time weekly hours and is fixed- term for 3 years until 31.01.2022. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).
The suc­cess­ful app­li­cant will work toge­ther with Prof. Shu-Chen Li, Prof. Dr. med. Alex­an­der Mün­chau, Prof. Dr. Chris­tian Beste and other mem­bers of the rese­arch team in the DFG-fun­ded rese­arch group “Cogni­tive theory for Tou­rette syn­drome – a novel per­spec­tive”. The aim of the pro­ject is to under­stand neu­ro­co­gni­tive deve­lop­men­tal pro­ces­ses under­ly­ing Tou­rette-syn­drome. The posi­tion will be based in Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence at TU Dres­den.

Work­ing field:

The pro­ject is a col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween the Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence, the Paed­iatric and Adult Move­ment Dis­or­ders and Neu­ro­psych­ia­try Group at the Uni­ver­sity of Lübeck and the Depart­ment of Child and Ado­lescent Psych­ia­try and Psy­cho­the­rapy at the Carl Gus­tav Carus Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal at TU Dres­den. By con­duc­ting beha­vio­ral expe­ri­ments and mea­su­ring elec­tro­en­ce­pha­lo­gra­phy (EEG) during cogni­tive tasks in child­ren and ado­lescence with vs. without Tou­rette-syn­drome, the pro­ject aims to com­pare aty­pi­cal with typi­cal deve­lop­ment to under­stand neu­ro­co­gni­tive dys­func­tions of Tou­rette-syn­drome.

Require­ments:

  • uni­versity degree (Dip­loma, Mas­ter) in Psy­cho­logy, Cog­nit­ive Neur­os­cience, or Cog­nit­ive Sci­ence
  • interest in cog­nit­ive neur­os­cience, devel­op­mental and clin­ical research.
  • Can­did­ates with exper­i­ence in EEG, com­puter pro­gram­ming skills (e.g., MAT­LAB) and pro­fi­ciency in Eng­lish and Ger­man lan­guages are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply.

What we of­fer:

The Faculty of Psy­cho­logy sup­ports mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch with ample oppor­tu­nities for trai­ning and col­la­bo­ra­tion. The faculty is invol­ved in DFG fun­ded Col­la­bo­ra­tive Rese­arch Cen­ter and Excel­lence Clus­ter. The Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence has elec­tro­en­ce­pha­lo­gra­phy (EEG) sys­tems with EEG cabin, beha­vio­ral tes­ting rooms as well as access to a rese­arch-dedi­ca­ted 3T MRI scan­ner, tran­scra­nial magne­tic sti­mu­la­tion (TMS) and direct cur­rent sti­mu­la­tion (tDCS) sys­tems through the uni­ver­sity’s neu­ral ima­ging cen­ter. More infor­ma­tion about our groups can be found at our web pages (http://tu-dresden.de/mn/psy/epsy).

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons (inclu­ding a CV, a publi­ca­tion list if app­lica­ble, a short sum­mary of the mas­ter the­sis, a state­ment of rese­arch inte­rest, and names of 2 to 3 refe­rees) should be sent pre­fe­r­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment with “App­li­ca­tion DFG-FOR-Tou­rette” in the e-mail sub­ject line to shu-chen.li@tu-dresden.de or to TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Psy­cho­lo­gie, Insti­tut für Päd­ago­gi­sche Psy­cho­lo­gie und Ent­wick­lungs­psy­cho­lo­gie, Pro­fes­sur für Ent­wick­lungs­psy­cho­lo­gie und Neu­ro­wis­sen­schaft der Lebens­spanne, Frau Prof. Ph.D. Shu-Chen Li, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den. Dead­line for app­li­ca­tion is Decem­ber 14, 2018 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed. We look for­ward to your app­li­ca­tion!

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis