PostDoc Position (11.10.2021)

Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light-Life-Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena's character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, department of Biological Psychology and cognitive Neurosciences seeks to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher

in the field of cognitive neurosciences (m/f/d)

commencing on 01.01.2022.

 As a new team member, you will support our Department of Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (BPCN) and make a valuable contribution to the success of our research and teaching activities. Our department is primarily concerned with processes of visual perception. Both basic neuronal mechanisms of visual perception, e.g. phenomena such as repetition suppression and their explanatory approaches, and specific perceptual processes, as in the case of human faces, are investigated. For this purpose, new data are regularly collected in TMS, EEG, fMRI or behavioural experiments.


Your responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, manage and publish research projects within the field of neurocognitive science
  • Contributions at international conferences
  • Publication of research results in international journals
  • Development of your own qualification project (habilitation, or equivalent)
  • largely independent planning and implementation of courses amounting to 4 course hours
  • Supervision of BSc. and MSc. Theses
  • Support of the professorship in administrative tasks, e.g. teaching planning and organisation of conferences

Your profile:

  • University degree with focus on psychology or cognitive neurosciences
  • An excellent Ph.D. degree in the field of psychology or cognitive neurosciences
    • Experience in the planning, implementation/programming and evaluation of experiments with one or more of the above-mentioned methods
    • General programming skills (Python; Matlab)
  • Very good command of written and spoken English (knowledge of German an advantage but not a prerequisite)
  • Good academic record, including publications
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamworker

We offer:

  • Research-specific 3T MR scanner, 64-channel EEG lab, TMS lab, and excellent infrastructure for behavioural testing
  • Dynamic, interdisciplinary and international research environment
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 - depending on the candidate's personal qualifications-, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Independent work with one of the largest employers in Thuringia
  • Participation in diverse experimental and theoretical research with a strong interdisciplinary character
  • A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures
  • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office 'JUniFamilie' and flexible childcare ('JUniKinder)
  • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL)

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension according to the possibilities of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 370/2021 by 30.11.2021 to:

Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena

Mr Prof. Gyula Kovács
Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena, Germany



Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your documents.
For further information for applicants, please also refer to Stellenmarkt Hinweis (in German)
Please also note the information on the collection of personal data


Tutor Position (01.10.2021)

Unser Arbeitsbereich Biologische Psychologie und Kognitive Neurowissenschaften Psychologie sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/ n Tutor/ in. Die monatliche Stundenzahl soll etwa 20 Stunden betragen.

Diese Stelle ist als Tutorenstelle ausgeschrieben, da die Hauptaufgabe darin besteht die Mitarbeiter des Lehrstuhls bei der Vorbereitung/ Organisation und Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen zu unterstützen. Das betrifft vor allem Veranstaltungen des Bachelorstudiengangs, wie zum Beispiel Seminare und die Betreuung von Projektgruppen.

Daher sollten Sie:

  • Psychologie im Master studieren
  • Freude am wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten im Bereich der kognitiven
    Neurowissenschaften haben, sowie Freude an der Lehre/ der Supervision von Kleinprojekten
  • Gut organisieren und koordinieren können und selbstständig, aber auch im Team (sowie mit Studierenden) arbeiten können.
  • Einige Kenntnisse in Software für die Durchführung und Auswertung von
    Experimenten sind von Vorteil, aber keine Voraussetzung.

Wir bieten einen Einblick in den praxisnahen Bereich, sowie die Möglichkeit im Rahmen von Lehrveranstaltungen Projekte zu unterstützen und anzuleiten, und somit Erfahrungen im Lehrbereich zu sammeln.

Wenn Sie Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich gerne an unser Sekretariat:

Sophie-Marie Rostalski, M.Sc.:
sekretariat.bpcn@uni-jena.de, (+49 3641 9 45938)

Andernfalls können Sie sich direkt bewerben, indem Sie ihre Unterlagen (Anschreiben und tabellarischer Lebenslauf) per Mail an selbige Adresse schicken.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!