1 Postdoctoral Researcher Max Planck Research Group Neural Computational Basis of Learning, Memory and Decision Making

Job Code: 15/2021

Job Offer from July 16, 2021

The Independent Max Planck Research Group "Neural & Computational Basis of Learning, Memory and Decision Making" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, led by Dr. Nicolas Schuck, seeks applicants for 1 Postdoctoral Researcher (E 13 TVöD; 39 hours per week).

Job description

Our group looks for a postdoctoral candidate in the field of cognitive neuroscience as part of an ERC-funded research project. The project will focus on investigating the effects of ageing on memory processes, such as replay, using advanced fMRI analysis techniques.


Applicants need to hold (or expect to hold by the start of the contract) a doctorate in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science or related disciplines, and should have experience with using functional neuroimaging, behavioral and/or computational methods. A record of publishing in peer-reviewed neuroscientific journals and familiarity with multivariate fMRI analysis techniques, on topics related to aging neuroscience, are highly beneficial. In addition, the ability to work independently and high proficiency of the English language are essential. Applications from more experienced candidates with previous postdoctoral experience are welcome and salary scales can be adapted accordingly.

What we offer

We offer to become part of a vibrant and successful research team which does cutting edge science, values curiosity and team spirit. Our lab has access to excellent infrastructure (behavior, fMRI, EEG, eye-tracking and HPC) including support staff and is well integrated into the local and international research communities. We value diversity of ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin and other characteristics.

The position will last for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of contract extension pending satisfactory performance. The position is available from January 1, 2022 on. Later start dates are possible, but long delays in commencing the project are less desirable.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing research interests (max. 2 pages), a curriculum vitae and 1 or 2 representative publications. We kindly ask you to submit your application without a photo and send all materials as a single PDF file to or Dr. Nicolas Schuck, MPI for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin.

In addition, please provide names of two referees, whom we could approach for reference letters. Applications for the position must be submitted by August 15, 2021 to ensure consideration. However, review of applications will continue until the available positions are filled. 

Please email questions to . More information about our group can be found at schucklab.gitlab.io

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