Join the lab

If you are interested in joining us, there are a number of excellent funding opportunities that you may want to check out. These include the German Academic Exchance Service (DAAD) for reserachers at all career stages, the Humbold foundation (post-docs), the Leopoldina Foundation (post-docs) or Marie Sklodowska-Curie Stipends (post-docs).

There will be new open job positions (post-doc and PhDs) around mid 2020, when I will start my Emmy Noether group.

Research topic The research focusis on combining neuroimaging and behavioural measurements with computational models to understand how the human brain combines prior expectations and sensory information during communication (e.g., audio-visual speech perception and face recognition).

Location The project (led by Dr Helen Blank) will be based at the Institute of Systems Neuroscience (head: Prof Christian Büchel) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. 

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to get hands-on supervision for learning various data acquisition and analysis techniques
  • Dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international research environment within the Institute of Systems Neuroscience
  • Research-dedicated T3 MR scanner (PRISMA), eye-tracking and EEG laboratories, excellent infrastructure for behavioural testing
  • Multiple training opportunities within the institute
  • Possibility to join the local graduate school, which is a member of national and international networks

Requirements for the PhD positions:

  • Master of Science or an equivalent degree in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, or a related discipline
  • Experience in programming and in analysing neuroimaging experiments is a big plus
  • Keen interest in experimental approaches to study human communication
  • Motivation to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Organizational skills
  • Good writing skills in English

Requirements for the PostDoc positions:

  • PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, or a related discipline
  • Experience in programming, analysing neuroimaging experiments (EEG/fMRI), computational modelling
  • Keen interest in experimental approaches to study human communication
  • Motivation to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Organizational skills
  • Good writing skills in English

If you’re interested in joining the lab, feel free to mail Helen at hblank at uke dot de.