ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Luxembourg
RESEARCH FIELDPsychological sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/12/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONLuxembourg › Luxembourg
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. It`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.
The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.
The research assistant (postdoc) will contribute to research and teaching in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and numerical cognition research.
- Participate in the development and implementation of behavioral experiments investigating typical and atypical development of higher cognitive functions
- Participate in the development and implementation of electroencephalography (EEG) experiments based on the fast periodic visual stimulation (FPVS) technique with numbers and mathematical stimuli
- Participate in the analysis of behavioral and EEG data (both of newly acquired and already existing data) from numerical cognition experiments
- Present the results at scientific meetings
- Write scientific publications for peer-reviewed scientific journals
- Participate in grant writing to acquire competitive research funding
- Contribute to public outreach efforts of the cognitive science and assessment institute
- Provide organisational support of the research field and its activities within the research group of Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz
- Outstanding PhD in psychology with specialization in the area of numerical cognition
- Research experience in the field of cognitive neuroscience, numerical cognition and specifically on questions pertaining to the relationship between numerical and spatial processing
- Experience with behavioural and electrophysiological experiment design, data analysis and scientific manuscript writing
- Promising scientific publication record and/or active scientific network
- Very good oral and written competences in English and German or French
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Job Reference: UOL03616
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
- Copies of Diploma
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
For further information please contact: Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz, email@example.com
Here’s what awaits you at the University
- Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
- A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
- A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPsychological sciences: PhD or equivalent
EURAXESS offer ID: 561613
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