CareersNeural Excitability, Synapses, and GliaSensory Systems

PhDs & postdocs: Rademaker Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute

Become an inaugural member of our research group & do cool neuroscience research in the heart of Europe!

PhDs and postdocs (m/f/d)

What we offer:
Two fully-funded PhD– and postdoc positions in cognitive neuroscience are available in our Max Planck research group – located at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. The start date is flexible (after July 1st, 2021) and the positions will remain open until filled.
We want to build a collaborative environment to study the intersection between perception, cognition, and action in the brain. One particular focus is on the mechanisms of visual working memory, plus many other interests beyond this.
We have access to research dedicated (high-field) fMRI, MEG, and computational resources.
Besides ample resources, we offer a strong network of international collaborators, and the opportunity to work on cutting-edge questions and techniques.

What we ask:
We are looking for smart & enthusiastic people with a deep curiosity about the brain. People who enjoy digging into the nitty-gritty of detailed problems; who love to seek answers to Really Big Questions; who thrive in a collaborative and international setting; who are okay with the occasional failures inherent to science.
We do not require entry tests (like the GRE) but do require an affinity for computational methods, critical thinking, and an eye for detail.
Potential postdocs: previous experience with programming (i.e. Matlab are Python) is required, and experience with neuroimaging (i.e. MEG and fMRI) is preferred.
Potential PhD students: A proven track record showing your interest in neuroscience and computational methods is a big plus.

Of note:
Equality and diversity are important to us! We want to particularly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply, and we offer a family-friendly work environment with affordable childcare right next door. For any further inquiries do not hesitate to get in touch. We’re happy to answer any and all questions.

To apply, send an email to rosanne.rademaker(at) containing the following information:

Research statement describing the neuroscience research questions you have worked on in the past, and outstanding questions you would like to address in the future (max 1 page).
Statement of purpose describing what drives and motivates your passion for neuroscience research. Please feel free to take this opportunity to discuss both the ups and downs of your path into scientific research or any perceived shortcomings in your application (max 1 page).
Recent CV including (if applicable) a list of publications, computational competencies, and other relevant experience.
The names, email addresses, & affiliations of 3 references.
Most recent transcript of your grades including a legend to interpret the scale (PhD applicants only).
The positions remain open until filled.
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