Research Associate in the The Faculty of Psychology and Human Movement Science University of Hamburg The Faculty of Psychology and Human Movement Science Germany

The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on October 1st 2019.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three years. The contract provides for a maximum extension of up to three years depending on the associate’s achievements during the first stage. Providing that a position is available and that requirements have been fulfilled, the associate may apply for temporary civil servant status in accordance with Section 28 subsection 2 HmbHG. The position is full-time and comprises 39 hours per week (40 for civil servants).

 

Responsibilities:

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

 

Specific Duties:

The successful applicant will be part of a multisite project aiming for increased replicability and transparency in Personality Neuroscience and involving laboratories not only at the University of Hamburg but also the Universities of Bonn (Prof. Beauducel), Giessen (Prof. Hennig), Würzburg (Prof. Hewig), Oldenburg (Prof. Hildebrandt), Marburg (Prof. Mueller), Osnabrück (Prof. Osinsky), Cologne (Prof. Stahl), and Dresden (Prof. Strobel). He/She will benefit from the expertise of all participating researchers and be able to chose with whom to collaborate most closely for their independent research focus (a variety of different questions within the area of EEG Personality Neuroscience will be adressed within the project). Together with Prof. Wacker and other research associates involved in the project the successful applicant will be responsible for developing, optimizing, and documenting standardized data collection routines (including programming of experimental paradigms) for all participating laboratories. He/She will conduct a training workshop for all experimenters involved in data collection, continuously monitor incoming data for quality, and visit each participating laboratory for close supervision of the test runs as well as for trouble shooting whenever necessary. In addition, he/she will contribute to publications as both first author and co-author.

 

Requirements:

A university degree in a relevant field. Further requirements include a strong interest in collaborative research and open science, peo-ple skills, English language skills, and prior experience in EEG research and programming/scripting (e.g., Matlab, Presentation, R). The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG). Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process. For further information, please contact Prof. Jan Wacker (jan.wacker@uni-hamburg.de) or consult our website at www.psychobiology.de.


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