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Scientific Staff at the Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2021 of a
at the Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology
Reference number: 11278
The Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, Dr. Michelle Spierings, intends to gain additional expertise on auditory cognition in marmosets and has an open Research Assistant position within a young and enthusiastic team. We offer a creative working atmosphere, flexible working times and a suitable salary. The position is for one year with the possibility of extension.
- Research assistant position in the Young Independent Researcher Group (YIRG) “Dynamates”, working on dynamic auditory predictions in humans and marmoset monkeys.
The Dynamates project is an interdisciplinary project with computational modelling, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive biology. For more details about this interdisciplinary project, visit the Dynamates website.
This RA position is part of the cognitive biology segment of the project.
- Help with the design and building of different response set-ups for the marmosets (e.g. touch screen, response-buttons)
- Help to train the marmoset monkeys to use the set-ups.
- Think along and discuss improvements for the set-ups.
Support for research, teaching and administration - Support for preparation and carrying out of courses - Support and consulting of students - Support on organisation of conferences, meetings, symposiums - - Participation in administration of the department
- Ongoing or finished studies in biology, engineering, technical design or a related field.
- Interest in animal behaviour is a plus.
- Written and spoken English is necessary for communication with other project members.
- Programming skills (e.g. Python, C, C++).
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, be flexible and be creative.
- Knowledge of university structures and processes are advantageous - Computer literacy
- Letter of motivation describing motivations, personal qualifications and research interest (in English)
- Academic CV including a list of publications and presentations
- Contact details of two referees
Main research field
Special research fields
Biology, Botany, Zoology
Very good knowledge
Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.11.2020, mentioning reference number 11278.
For further information please contact Maier, Philipp +43-1-4277-76106, Spierings, Michelle .
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.