Uni Marburg - Logo In the Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind Brain and Behavior (CMBB), the Education Neuroscience Lab headed by Junior Group Leader Dr. Mareike Grotheer is currently recruiting 2 PhD Students The positions are part of the externally funded project "SFB / TRR 135 Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception, C10 Neural substrates of word and number categorization" (DFG Sonderforschungsbereich ) and are limited until , if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The positions are part-time (75 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hessen, Germany (TV-H E 13, 75 %). Project C10 investigates how words and numbers are processed in the brain and how the brain changes as we acquire math and reading skills. The successful candidates will be highly motivated to conduct research on the neural substrates of visual perception, reading, mathematical cognition and / or brain development. The lab strives to employ a multimodal approach and the successful candidates will therefore have the opportunity to acquire multiple cutting-edge MRI techniques, such as functional, diffusion and quantitative MRI. By combining these tools with behavioral measures as well as computational models (e. g. convolutional neural networks), the successful candidates will explore the human visual system, the interplay of brain function and structure, learning-induced changes in the brain and brain development. The successful candidates will plan, carry out and analyze experiments as well as prepare publications and conference presentations of their work. The lab is part of a larger research network, with excellent links to scientists in Europe and the US. Marburg is a beautiful university town, located just 90 km north of Frankfurt, right in the heart of Germany. The positions are limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG. The successful applicants will hold an MSc-degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, or related fields. The applicants will further be keen to learn new techniques and to expand their quantitative and programming skills. They should also enjoy working in a team, as well as, independently. Experience with MRI, programming in Matlab or Python and good written and verbal English skills are desirable. Disposition to own scientific qualification (e. g. a doctorate project in Psychology) is expected. Feel free to contact Dr. Mareike Grotheer at for more information. We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e. g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office. We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome - Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded. Please send your application mentioning registration fb04-0002-wmz-2022 as a single PDF file to before the 28th of February 2022.