Join the team

We are a new lab, funded by the German Research Foundation! The lab has began operations in January 2021 as part of the Institute for Psychology at the Humboldt University. At the moment, we have no open positions in the lab.

Opportunities for Postdoc and PhD students

We will advertise open positions whenever they become available and we are open to unsolicited inquiries from strong candidates aiming at employment in 6-12 months (e.g. via external funding). Strong candidates have a healthy mix of skills in experimental design, programming, writing and graphics design (in this order of priority). In particular, we are looking for:

  • a well reasoned interest in the information-based investigation of cognitive processing and working memory in the human brain.
  • a good understanding of how to identify confounds and caveats in psychological and neuro-cognitive experimentation.
  • math and programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python) for designing experiments (e.g. in Psychtoolbox) and analyzing data (e.g. SPM).
  • academic writing and presentation skills (in English) ranging from literature management and attention to details in prior work to concise description and argumentation.
  • the ability to visualize complex data and concepts in a clear and compact form.

These skills are inevitably interdependent and as a member of the team our goal would be to broaden and deepen them during the course of your work in the lab. Prior experience in (1) working memory research or in research into one of its neighboring fields (e.g. long-term memory, attention, perception, object recognition) as well as (2) fMRI or related neurocognitive methods (EEG, TMS, intracranial recordings) is a big plus!

Opportunities for master’s students (theses, assitant positions, internships)

We are open to unsolicited applications for master’s theses and internships and will advertise student assistant positions whenever they become available. We are likely to receive more applications than we can responsibly supervise at any given moment. In general, we are looking for applicants who are considering a long-term commitment to cognitive neuroscience and working memory research.