Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS) offers a PhD position for 3 years in a DFG-funded project.

Project title: Investigating the right and left temporo-parietal junction by system plasticity after virtual lesions


  • Applicant must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Applicant is expected to be a talented, enthusiastic, willing-to-learn researcher.
  • Applicant must have a strong background in experimental psychology, excellent programming skills, and experience in acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific or behavioural data.


  • The project is conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, an internationally leading center for cognitive and imaging neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRIs, a 306-channels MEG, several TMS laboratories, tDCS, and several EEG systems.
  • All facilities are supported by experienced IT and physics staff.
  • PhD fellows will have the opportunity to join the International Max-Planck Research School.
  • The PhD student will be integrated in the international and interdisciplinary team of the Modulation of language networks group under the guidance of Dr. Gesa Hartwigsen.

Starting date: 1st May 2017 or later


  • Apply online application using online system (subject heading is “PhD 07/17”).
  • The application to include the following documents:
  • Cover letter with description of personal qualifications and research interests
  • CV
  • 2 personal references with contact details
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Psychology, Neuroscience
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 30th April 2017

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