Vacancy Notice  318/2021

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) is an internationally oriented and regionally networked university with a strong research profile.


The Faculty of Natural Sciences seeks to fill the following vacancy at the Institute of Biology, Dept. of Cognitive Biology:

Doctoral or Postdoctoral position (m/f/d)
in multi-stable perception: no-report paradigms and functional imaging

Salary Scale:
13 TV-L
Date commencing: 01.04.2022
Fixed term until:
Contract status:
100 %

Applications are invited for a doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship with Jochen Braun in Magdeburg, Germany. The research will investigate the influence of temporal context on visual object recognition learning in humans with behavioural paradigms and with functional imaging (fMRI). Additionally, there will be the possibility of participating in functional imaging studies of multi-stable perception.

Candidates must have a Master degree in physics (or similar), and strong quantitative and writing skills. Postdoctoral applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, physiology, physics). Prior experience with functional brain imaging, high-dimensional data analysis, and behavioural studies is desirable. Successful candidates will be required to assist teaching at the master level.

The possibility of scientific qualification is given and promoted accordingly.

Cognitive Biology is part of a large and vibrant neuroscience community ( Magdeburg is a lively university town with a beautiful historical centre around the river Elbe and with convenient transport links to Leipzig and Berlin.

According to the German Part-Time Work and Fixed-Term Employment Act (TzBfG), the position has an unfounded fixed term of up to two years. The precondition is that the applicant has not been employed by the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt (Land Sachsen-Anhalt) before (this also includes student assistant positions). Fee agreements and apprenticeship contracts remain unaffected.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. (Ph.D.) Jochen Braun at jochen.braun(at)

In addition to all the usual social benefits of the public sector, we have more to offer, such as the possibility of flexible working hours. Modern working conditions, a wide range of training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment that is highly valued by our employees distinguish us as an employer. We also offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities, extensive catering in our canteens and cafeterias as well as workplace health promotion.

Otto von Guericke University is a signatory of the German Diversity Charter. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from severely disabled people or people with an equivalent impairment will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise.

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Please send your complete application (CV, a statement of research interests and names of two references) by December 10, 2021 (date of receipt of application) using the online application portal.

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