Research Associate in General Psychology

University Oldenburg Department of Psychology

The School VI of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises the fields of human medicine, medical physics and acoustics, neurosciences, psychology and health services research. Together with the four regional hospitals, School VI forms the University Medicine Oldenburg. Furthermore, the university cooperates closely with the University Medicine of the University of Groningen.

In the division for General Psychology of the Department of Psychology there is a vacancy for a

Research Associate (m/f/d)
(E13 TV-L, 100%)

to be filled as of 01.09.2024 for a limited period of 3 years. There is the possibility of personal scientific qualification [post-doctoral thesis]. The position is suitable for part-time work.

The modulation of the human EEG by transcranial alternating current stimulation is being investigated. The Department of Psychology offers an interdisciplinary and international working environment and has excellent equipment including a magnetoencephalograph, functional magnetic resonance tomograph, several EEG laboratories and transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation. Research focuses on cognitive neuroscience issues, the investigation of EEG oscillations and their modulation by non-invasive brain stimulation.

Tasks include:

  • Elaboration of experimental designs
  • Carrying out experiments
  • Analysing the data
  • Preparation of manuscripts and teaching in the English-language Master's programmes Neurocognitive Psychology and Engineering of Sociotechnical Systems (4 LVS)

Required qualifications:

  • Completed scientific university degree (Diploma (Uni)/ Master) in the field of psychology, biology, neuroscience or a related subject
  • Completed doctorate in psychology or a related subject
  • Experience with experimental methods and questions in transcranial brain stimulation or electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography (EEG or MEG) proven by international journal publications
  • Programming experience preferably in MATLAB
  • Expert knowledge of the English language (C1)

We offer:

  • Payment in accordance with collective bargaining law (special annual payment, public service pension scheme, asset-related benefits) incl. 30 days annual leave
  • Support and guidance during your onboarding phase
  • A family-friendly environment with flexible working hours (flexitime) and the possibility of pro-rata mobile work
  • Benefits from the university's health promotion programme
  • An extensive and free further education programme as well as programmes geared toward the promotion of early career researchers (

The University of Oldenburg aims to increase the proportion of women in the academic field. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to § 21 para. 3 NHG, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equivalent.

Applicants with disabilities are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

For further information, please contact Mr Helge Deitermann by telephone on 0441 798 3815 or by email at .

Please send your application documents (description of your motivation, CV, certificates) preferably by e-mail as one coherent PDF document to Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, [Prof. Dr Christoph Herrmann, Dept. of General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty VI Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, ] by 15 June 2024.

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