Angebot 20 von 397 vom 23.09.2022, 00:00


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Psy­cho­logy, Insti­tute of Edu­ca­tio­nal and Deve­lop­men­tal Psy­cho­logy, Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc (m/f/x)


(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The pro­ject posi­tion is star­ting Febru­ary 1, 2023 at the ear­liest. The posi­tion is limi­ted for 4 years, with a pos­si­bi­lity of exten­sion sub­ject to the avai­la­bi­lity of resour­ces. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG)
The Chair of Life­span Deve­lop­men­tal Neu­ro­sci­ence inves­ti­ga­tes neu­ro­co­gni­tive mecha­nisms under­ly­ing per­cep­tual, cogni­tive, and moti­va­tio­nal deve­lop­ment across the life­span. The main the­mes of our rese­arch are neu­ro­func­tio­nal mecha­nisms under­ly­ing life­span deve­lop­ment of epi­so­dic and spa­tial memory, cogni­tive con­trol, reward pro­ces­sing, decision making, per­cep­tion and action. We also pur­sue app­lied rese­arch to study effects of beha­vio­ral inter­ven­tion, non-inva­sive brain sti­mu­la­tion, or digi­tal tech­no­lo­gies in enhan­cing func­tio­nal plasti­city for indi­vi­du­als of dif­fe­rence ages. We uti­lize a broad range of neu­ro­co­gni­tive (e.g., EEG, fNIRs, fMRI, tDCS) and com­pu­ta­tio­nal methods. Our lab has several tes­ting rooms and is equip­ped with mul­ti­ple EEG (64-chan­nel and 32-chan­nel) and fNIRs sys­tems, as well as eye-tracking and vir­tual-rea­lity devices. The MRI scan­ner (3T) and TMS-device can be acces­sed through the uni­ver­sity’s Neu­ro­Ima­ging Cen­ter. TU Dres­den is a uni­ver­sity of excel­lence sup­por­ted by the DFG, which offers out­stan­ding rese­arch oppor­tu­nities. Rese­ar­chers in this chair are invol­ved in large rese­arch con­sor­tium and clus­ter, such as the DFG SFB 940 „Voli­tion and Cogni­tive Con­trol“ and DFG EXC 2050 „Tac­tile Inter­net with Human-in-the-Loop“.
The here announ­ced posi­tion is embed­ded in a newly estab­lished rese­arch group fun­ded by the DFG (FOR5429), with a focus on modu­la­ting brain net­works for memory and lear­ning by using foca­li­zed tran­scra­nial elec­tri­cal sti­mu­la­tion (tES). The sub­pro­ject with which this posi­tion is asso­cia­ted will study effects of foca­li­zed tES on value-based sequen­tial lear­ning at the beha­vio­ral and brain levels in adults. Wit­hin the rese­arch group we clo­sely col­la­bo­rate with the pro­ject sites at Cen­ter for Cogni­tive Neu­ro­sci­ence of the Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin (Free Uni­ver­sity of Ber­lin) and the Depart­ment of Neu­ro­logy at the Uni­ver­sity Medi­cine Greifs­wald and other part­ner insti­tu­ti­ons. The data collec­tion for this sub­pro­ject will mainly be car­ried out at the Ber­lin site.

Working field:

con­duct pro­ject-rela­ted rese­arch (data collec­tion and ana­ly­ses); deve­lop own rese­arch ideas in the areas of value-based lear­ning and neu­ro­co­gni­tive aging; publi­shing sci­en­ti­fic arti­cles.


uni­ver­sity and PhD degree (e.g. Dr. rer. nat. or PhD) in Psy­cho­logy, Neu­ro­sci­ence or rela­ted fields; expe­ri­en­ces with cogni­tive neu­ro­sci­ence methods (e.g., fMRI, EEG); excel­lent lan­guage skills in Eng­lish. Lan­guage skills in Ger­man is not requi­red but will be wel­co­med. Prior expe­ri­ence with tES is not requi­red but will be pre­fer­red. Inte­rests and expe­ri­en­ces in com­pu­ta­tio­nal neu­ro­sci­ence will be highly wel­co­med.

What we offer:

Please con­tact Prof. Shu-Chen Li ( for ques­ti­ons about the posi­tion.

How to apply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion mate­ri­als (cover let­ter, rese­arch inte­rests, CV, degree cer­ti­fi­ca­tes and names of 3 refe­rees) by Novem­ber 15, 2022 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) with the sub­ject hea­ding: Post­doc-Brain Sti­mu­la­tion to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Psy­cho­lo­gie, Insti­tut für Päd­ago­gi­sche Psy­cho­lo­gie und Ent­wick­lungs­psy­cho­lo­gie, Pro­fes­sur für Ent­wick­lungs­psy­cho­lo­gie und Neu­ro­wis­sen­schaft der Lebens­spanne, Frau Prof. Dr. Shu-Chen Li, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion mate­ri­als will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding the inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: