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  • PhD position in motor behavior and development, Berlin, Germany

    Dear all,

    we are looking for a motivated PhD student, to study sensorimotor and cognitive aspects of motor behavior and development. Details of the position can be found below and by contacting me. Feel free to share this information with people who might be interested.

    Best regards, Julius Verrel

    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany


    The Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers a Predoctoral Fellowship/Predoctoral Research Scientist within the Project Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development (SensCog), starting from March 2013. This is a fixed-term position for two years, with possible extension by one year.

    Job description
    The SensCog project investigates the development and inter-relationships of sensorimotor and cognitive function across the lifespan, combining experimental methods from movement sciences, cognitive psychology and human neurosciences. The focus of the proposed dissertation will be early sensorimotor development and/or cognitive aspects of motor behavior.

    Completed (M.Sc., M.A., or comparable) studies in psychology, neurosciences, movements sciences, or a related subject. Proficient German and English language. Good organizational and communicative skills. Experience with empirical research. Basic programming skills for data analysis (e.g., Matlab, R). Advanced programming skills and experience with data acquisition and analysis (e.g., human movement, EEG, fMRI) are an advantage.

    The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

    Applications (consisting of a cover letter describing your motivation and research interests, a curriculum vitae, two-page summary of your thesis, letter of reference or contact information of at least one referee) should be sent to Dr. Julius Verrel, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 14195 Berlin, Email: Applications in electronic form (all documents in one PDF) are welcome. For further inquiries about the position, please also contact Julius Verrel.