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Max Planck Institute for Human Development
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The Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development invites applications for a position as a

Postdoctoral Position (m/f)
(E 13 TVöD; 39 hours per week)

The position is available from January 1, 2017, but a later starting date is also possible. The position is for two years. An extension is possible.
Research profile
The successful candidate (m/f) will participate in the project "Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimizing the use of European brain imaging cohorts (Lifebrain)". Lifebrain is a consortium funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission that aims at integrating and harmonizing data on age differences and changes in brain and cognition from childhood to old age across several major European studies. The successful candidate (m/f) is expected to apply, refine, and develop statistical methods that test and discover risk and protective factors at neural and behavioral levels of analysis. S/he is expected to take an active interest in combining data mining techniques, such as CART, with confirmatory approaches, such as structural equation modeling in developing new statistical tools that meet the needs of the project and in understanding brain-behavior relations. S/he will be given the opportunity to benefit from close research supervision by the local project participants and from interactions with researchers from other sites across Europe.
A doctoral degree in statistics, mathematics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields, formal training in mathematics and statistics, and high levels of proficiency in spoken and written English are required. Prior experience in structural equation modeling, statistical power analysis, exploratory data analysis, or analysis of brain imaging data is desirable. The successful candidate (m/f) is expected to interact with other researchers from groups across Europe (Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK).
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de) offers an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting experiments (e.g., behavioral laboratory, fMRI, EEG, TMS). It provides an international research environment, with English being the working language of the Center for Lifespan Psychology.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Applications (consisting of a single PDF file with your name as the file name, including a cover letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and pdfs of up to five papers) and two letters of recommendation, to be submitted separately by the evaluators, should be sent to Andreas Brandmaier (brandmaier@mpib-berlin.mpg.de; Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Germany). Please submit applications by November 30, 2016, to ensure consideration. However, review of applications will continue until the positions is filled.

Bewerbungsschluss: 30.11.2016
Bewerbungsschluss: 30.11.2016 Erschienen auf academics.de am 03.11.2016
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