Research Associate, Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology
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At the Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology, the Chair of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience offers a position as
Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
starting October 1, 2023. The position is initially limited to 2 years with the option for extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).
The Chair of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience investigates neurocognitive mechanisms underlying perceptual, cognitive, and motivational development across the lifespan. The main themes of our research are neurofunctional mechanisms underlying lifespan development of memory, cognitive control, reward processing, decision making, and multisensory perception. We also pursue applied research to study effects of behavioral intervention, non-invasive brain stimulation, or digital technologies in enhancing functional plasticity for individuals of difference ages. We utilize a broad range of neurocognitive (e.g., EEG, fNIRs, fMRI, tDCS) and computational methods. The lab has several testing rooms and is equipped with multiple EEG (64-channel and 32-channel) and fNIRs systems, as well as eye-tracking and virtual-reality devices. The MRI scanner (3T) and TMS-device can be accessed through the university’s NeuroImaging Center. TU Dresden is a university of excellence supported by the DFG, which offers outstanding research opportunities. Researchers in this chair are involved in large research consortium and cluster, such as the DFG SFB 940 „Volition and Cognitive Control“ and DFG EXC 2050 „Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop“.
Tasks: The position will involve research and teaching export courses on child and youth development for students who pursue teaching degrees, esp. scientific teaching (2 bachelor-level seminars per semester in German to students pursuing teaching degrees) and conduct research in the field of lifespan developmental cognitive neuroscience. Topics for the seminars need to cover neurocognitive mechanism of cognitive, motivation, or perceptual development. The research topics are subject to the fits between the candidate’s research interests, expertise, and ongoing research projects in the chair.
Requirements: university degree (Diploma/Master) and – if applicable – PhD degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science; experiences with cognitive neuroscience methods (EEG, fNRIs, MRT); excellent language skills in German and in English.
Please contact Shu-Chen Li (email@example.com) for questions about the position.
TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.
Please send your application materials (cover letter, research interests, CV, degree certificates and names of 2 referees by July 7, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Institut für Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie, Professur für Entwicklungspsychologie und Neurowissenschaft der Lebensspanne, Frau Prof. Dr. Shu-Chen Li, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it as a single pdf file (with the subject heading: Research Associate) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.
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