Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

 

Apply before: March 26th, 2017
Institute: Leiden University
Job specification: We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;
The expertise of suitable candidates falls into at least one or both of the unit’s two research themes: (1) Cognitive neuroscience; or (2) Applied cognitive psychology (cognitive enhancement or human factors psychology);
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Assistant Professor in Applied Cognitive Psychology

 

Apply before: March 26th, 2017
Institute: Leiden University
Job specification: We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;

Proficiency in the Dutch language is not essential but candidates are expected to acquire a good command of the Dutch language within the first year;

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Full Professor of Social Psychology

 

Apply before: March 30th, 2017
Institute: University of Cologne (Germany)
Job specification: The successful candidate is expected to have a record of excellence in social cognition, and/or related areas such as cognitive psychology or motivation science.

The candidate is also expected to strongly contribute to the UoC’s Center for Social and Economic Behavior and the Social Cognition Center Cologne of the Department of Psychology. Both structures are part of UoC’s Key Profile Area II, “Behavioral Economic Engineering and Social Cognition”.

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Psychologist / Statistician

 

Apply before: April 28th, 2017
Institute: University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany)
Job specification: We seek an experienced Psychologist / Statistician for our outcome research (esp. health-related quality of life, neuropsychological, psychosocial) in adults, elderly and children with traumatic brain injury, dementia, and other diseases, but also in (pre-)school children with artistic early intervention, and healthy controls. The successful candidate should have excellent statistical knowledge (psychometric – classical and modern methods, biometric), as well as experience in handling large data volumes. Command of SPSS, R is indispensable, and M+ desirable. Solid history of publishing and conduct of complex studies are a great advantage. Experience in acquisition of funding is important. Proficient use of English and German is indispensable, as the position requires teaching at the University Medicine Göttingen plus cooperation in international research consortia. We initially offer a two-year contract, with the intention to transform it into a tenure track position.
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Postdoctoral position

 

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Institute: University of Leuven (Belgium)
Job specification: A 2-3 year postdoctoral position is available at ExpORL, Dept. Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Belgium. The goal is to explore the application of deep learning to objective measures of hearing. To fit hearing aids an individual person, we need to measure how well they can hear with and without the device. To make this process automatic, we are exploring the use of EEG-based measures and have achieved some success using linear regression methods. We want to explore the use of deep neural networks for our application, and are looking for a postdoc with experience with deep learning. The ideal starting date is between now and 1 October 2017.
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University Professor of Neurobiology

 

Apply before: March 31st, 2017
Institute: University of Vienna (Austria)
Job specification: We seek applications from candidates with an innovative research focus at a systems level spanning from cellular and molecular neurobiology to animal cognition and behavior. Candidates using modern technological approaches to gain a mechanistic understanding of nervous system development and function are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a strong interest in comparative approaches including “non-model species” would be a particularly good fit. To help build bridges to the cognitive sciences, study species could include organisms with complex behaviour (e.g. fish, birds or cephalopods); potential research areas could include the neuronal and sensory basis of animal-environmental interactions or social cognition and communication.
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University Professor of Neuroinformatics

 

Apply before: March 31st, 2017
Institute: University of Vienna (Austria)
Job specification: We seek applications from computational scientists engaged with neural data, or neuroscientists with a strong computer science research record, for a full professorship in neuroinformatics. Candidates for this professorship are expected to extend and create synergistic links within and outside the University of Vienna. They are supposed to play a key role in building bridges within the University of Vienna in the areas of neuroscience and cognition. We seek applications from researchers with extensive experience in efficient handling and analysis of “big data” generated by neuroscience applications and/or neural-inspired methods for multi-level systemic modeling and understanding of the brain. A person with a strong background in algorithms, database technology or high performance computing environments for neuroscience involving, e.g. EEG, high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, or neural activity monitoring would be ideal for this position.
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University Professor of Psycholinguistics

 

Apply before: March 31st, 2017
Institute: University of Vienna (Austria)
Job specification: We seek applications from researchers able to build bridges from neural circuits and psychological processes to linguistic behavior. An excellent, experimentally-minded researcher in neuroscience-oriented psycholinguistics will help to unify linguistics with other disciplines and faculties at the University of Vienna, and also would play a keystone role in the university neuroscience strategy by linking neuroscience to high-level complex cognition (e.g., language, music,arts) in humans. Interest in evolutionary/comparative questions would help to bridge the gap between human and animal species where detailed investigations of cellular and molecular mechanisms are possible.
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University Professor of Educational Sciences

 

Apply before: April 27th, 2017
Institute: University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Job specification:
  • Theories of educational respective pedagogic professionalism along with counselling theories
  • Analyses of the interplay between theory and practice under consideration of reflexive inquiry in educational sciences
  • Ethics in professional education along with the foundation of counselling in critical social and social-philosophical theory
  • Professionalization history in the educational sciences
  • Professionalization of pedagogic counselling and future perspectives of professionalization
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Research Assistant – Parents+ and Building Blocks

 

Apply before: March 31st, 2017
Institute: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Job specification:

The role of Research Assistant, Parents+ and Building Blocks, is a one-year position to provide high-quality research and project support to the K4P team, with a focus on our Parents+ and Building Blocks investment areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help build a new team and to develop knowledge on early childhood policies and programmes, with a focus on transitioning programs to scale and on communications and advocacy.
Core activities of the K4P team include:
1. Gather and disseminate knowledge on early childhood development. For example: publication of our signature journal Early Childhood Matters.
2. Support advocacy that uses the science of nurturing care to raise awareness about the importance of the early years and secure more financing for early childhood development. For example: partner with neuroscientists to collate beautiful new images of the brain with messages on why the early years are important, co-fund and advise an immersion course for journalists on early childhood development at Columbia University.
3. Support capacity-building activities for policymakers, funders and managers to help them transition small-scale projects to large-scale policies and programmes. For example: sponsoring participants and providing technical inputs to our executive education programme on scaling early childhood development programmes at the Harvard Kennedy School.
4. Provide direct technical assistance to major strategic partners in our country programmes. For example: providing inputs on parent coaching models to support programme design across the countries where we work.

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