Faculty of Science



11 (Post-)Doctoral-Positions (m/f/d, E13 TV-L) and 1 Coordinator as Postdoc (m/f/d, E13 TV-L)

Faculty of Science, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science

Application deadline : 06.02.2020

The Departments of Psychology and Computer Science at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen invite applications for the following positions within the DFG Research Unit "Modal und Amodal Cognition: Functions and Interactions" 

11 (Post-)Doctoral-Positions (m/f/d, E13 TV-L) and 1 Coordinator as Postdoc (m/f/d, E13 TV-L)

Positions will vary between 50 % and 100 % of employment scope. Employment is envisaged for 1st of April 2020 and will last initially for 3 years. 

The research unit deals with the question of how the human mind represents the internal and external world. Central to this question is the distinction between modal vs. amodal representations. The research unit proceeds from the notion that both representations play a major role in all cognitive domains. The goal of the research unit is to unravel the functional roles of modal and amodal representations for cognition and to investigate their interactions in different subfields of psychology (i.e., perception, learning, language, thinking, action). The research unit will also investigate how these representations develop, and whether particular psychological disorders are associated with dysfunctions in one of these two representations.

The individual research projects in the unit mainly work by means of experimental and neurophysiological paradigms. Holders of the advertised positions will plan and conduct scientific investigations into specified issues, will analyze and interpret the results of these studies, will help in the preparation of manuscripts for publication, and will develop follow-up studies. 

The holders of the advertised positions will be intensively supported by the research unit in obtaining a PhD in cognitive psychology and related fields or in building up his or her qualifications as a post-doctoral researcher. The coordinator of the research unit will have an administrative and a scientific function. In his or her administrative function, the coordinator will be responsible for organizational issues of the research unit (managing the research unit’s workshops, coordinating the stays of the Mercator fellows, implementing central initiatives for the support of young researchers, and equal opportunities issues). In his or her scientific function, the coordinator will conduct research that is related to the topic of the research unit, and will prepare his or her own project for the second funding phase of the research unit. 

What is required?

  • Very good Master degree or PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or Biology 
  • High motivation and distinctive interest in research on cognition
  • Very good skills in experimental procedures and statistical analyses
  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, R, Matlab) 
  • Experience with scientific publishing will be of advantage
  • Very good English skills

What we offer

  • Possibility to conduct a dissertation or to obtain post-doctoral qualifications in an innovative interdisciplinary field of research
  • A strong team of researchers who are highly interconnected both to each other and to other excellent researchers all over the globe
  • Possibility to collaborate with excellent research institutes, both nationally and internationally
  • Strong support for building up a career as a researcher in cognitive psychology and related fields

For more information on the research unit and the advertised positions, see https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/169941 
The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and specifically welcomes applications from female scientists. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities when qualifications are equivalent.
Please submit your application documents as a single pdf-file to the speaker of the research unit Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup, e-mail: direktor.psychologiespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de, until February 6, 2020